Just a question to all of you who consistently dine out also to the section of that group that also serves those who go out. Do you really want/need to know your server's name? For me personally, I don't care to know the name of the person serving me, when I waited tables I also never told anyone my name unless they were a regular. My experience has been that the servers that are overbearingly personal generally don't provide the service that I need/want and protect themselves with the unsolicited new level of friendship that they have built with me by telling me their name, what they do etc etc. That's not to say that I don't have servers at the restaurants that I frequent most that I'm friendly with, it's just that they don't leave me hanging with no water and no check. What say you chowhounds?