I toss them in & cuss when they clog the bazooka. I may go back to bagging them, as I've never noticed any difference. Whole hops, yes. But not with pellets.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk