He is a nice guy, but will be retiring in a few months. Don't let this session fool you, he may be a nice guy, but isn't exactly known as a strong controller. This was an early morning, slow time before the departures really started pumping out. I am sorry, but we are paid to be professional, not say all this "greetings" crap. A "hello" or a "good day" is fine, but he goes over the top. Try to find a recording of him working a session when it gets busy. And you will see the line between nice guy and safe controller kind of blur a little. If you were flying, which would you rather have.