After initiating correspondence with someone in an official capacity, I often receive replies nowadays that begin by thanking me for "reaching out." This expression strikes me as inappropriate. To me, that phrase has an almost evangelical quality better suited to missionaries or other proselytizers who wish to establish some kind of rapport with potential recruits or converts. For run-of-the-mill correspondence, I would expect a simple "thank you for your letter /email of 3 February" or some equally polite but neutral reply.
Am I alone in feeling that way?