We had the same waiter for MTD on our last Allure cruise (Pochara from Indonesia, or "Poochie" as the maitre 'd called him). This guy had obviously been doing the job a long time and it showed as he was flawless. I gave him extra money.
I get so angry at the cheap skates who don't tip or remove the automatic tips. I have a secret wish that the ships would start calling everyone who removed the tips as a separate debarkation group - sort of a perp march for the rest of us to give a jeer at.