Well now.... so young Scottie is making money selling a technique that myself and others have been using for years ;D ;D ;D
Sounds quite normal, and if you did everything correctly that little pool of water is sucked fairly quickly into the puk which remains firm and "dry" anyway. If that is whats happening I wouldnt be dosing any less except if for academic purposes, you wish to experiment and see what kind of results you get from changing your grind / dose / tamp.
The character in the resulting coffee is more important than some of the things you might see when you remove the group handle.
Hope that helps,