I'm a fan of the 4oz packages that Farmhouse sells. It's just the right size so that I still have enough left over to brew with again after I brew a test batch. I think it also splits the difference between an ounce or two and a full pound quite nicely.A few years back, I tossed 10-15 lb. of very old hops. That kinda cured me of over ordering...or at least made me cut back some!
I will more than likely end up giving a portion of each pound away to other brewers. I gave away a sealed one pound mylar bag of whole Tettnanger not long ago. Purchasing directly from the West Coast in multi-pound lots to save on shipping brings the per ounce price down to the point where I can be generous with other brewers. I have yet to meet a brewer who will not take free hops as long as they are still in good shape. I wish that Hops Direct would sell half pound packages. Yakima Valley sells half pound packages, but I have received less than stellar hops from them in the past.
While I have been happy with the vast majority of the hops I have gotten from YVH, I have had a couple of batches of whole-cone hops that were lackluster - lots of loose bractioles, less intact cones, and not as much aroma. In comparison, the recent sample of X-17 that I got from the grower was obviously cut fresh off the bale - very sticky, big intact cones, and aroma rivalling most pellet hops.