Question: Does acceptance of this gift partially negate the growth into YM?
Answer: No. The fop remembers to always accept a gift under proper circumstances. The giver who gives not out of obligation but compassion deserves to realize the happiness and gratitude relative to utility of gift. Not to mention refusing this offer may offend the sensibilities of our boi's maker. As long as no dandy behavior is expected in return for a gift, it must be accepted.