...You might want it removed, but I'd probably get a hundred people telling me to put it back The karma system works, it's just that the number calculations are wrong. Once those are fixed, all of the karma people have received will be reflected accurately, so there's no reason to turn it off.
Also, I meant as far as seeing your karma, not getting a count. Does the count really matter? I may as well remove the count and just notify you when you get new karma. But we'll see what happens.
I'm know that I'm an outlier in pretty much any collection of people, except perhaps Opinionated, Mouthy People. It's still theoretically 'public service' because the center can hold on better if it has some idea of what's going on at the fringes.
Re the count on the report page, I suppose it doesn't "really matter," but what passes for my professional background leaves me really vexed by 'blatant' UI errors. Also, when the report page counts are working, they can let you know that you got some appreciation from a ranked user at one of the sites where some people can give more than 1 karma at a time. If site karma is supposed to have a positive feedback role, it seems like the report should actually indicate which entries were >1 and by how much.
All that aside, if I read your last scrap rightly, I think it might be very good to strip the numbers out entirely and just get an analog to the PM notice every time your report page has updates. The reports would need to be able to run long or have multiple pages, though.