Just a few comments from me just as a participant and NOT as a "Global Moderator:"
Some may not agree with it (I, for instance, may agree with it but do NOT agree with how it was done), but the Ecumenical Patriarch does have the right to kick off any monks from the Holy Mountian who do not commemorate him liturgically. The EP is the Holy Mountain's Ruling Bishop.
As far as the EP being warm, etc., yes, he is. He recently received His Beatitude, +Metropolitan HERMAN, Primate of the OCA, and his entourage at the Phanar in a most hospitable manner. In one instance, His All-Holiness gave them a personal tour of an ancient church. He also hosted a dinner for them and met privately with +Metropolitan HERMAN and Protopresbyter Robert Kondratick, the OCA Chancellor. All this to maintain friendly relations with the OCA even though the EP does not officially recognize the OCA's autocephaly while it remains in full communion with the OCA!
I am not a personal fan of Patriarch Bartholomew, and I think he goes too far in his ecumenical activities sometimes, especially vis-a-vis Rome, but like someone else stated in this thread, he told Rome's representatives that they were heretical 17 times in one speech! Now that takes guts for an ecumenist!