I went to Romania last summer. To me, it appears that people are not friendly as everybody says they don't smile, or say hi, if you pen the door for them they never say thank you. I think its their culture to be like that and I don't judge them at all. Its safe counrty to travel through and its amaizingly beautiful, really beautiful.
In my opinion, the country is going through a rough time, the unemployment rate is really high and the salaries are really low. I understood the young generations are leaving the country in search for a better life in the rich European countries, which is sad. In talking to 3 older people, they stated that they were so sad that the country was not communist any more. They dream of communism coming back because they all had jobs, food and a house, now poverty is observed everywhere.
Another personal observation is that the contry lacks of a solid infraestructure. Its roads are really, really in bad conditions and Romanians have to use their creativity for evrything to survive. People cannot afford to eat in a restaurant, at least not often; most people buy a soda and sit there to smoke for a long time to chat with their friends. My friends and I stoped to eat in a restaurant/bar once and we order pizza, since the pizzas were small we order more and more, soon we noticed that thee eyes all all the people in the restaurant were on us, we stopped...I don't know what they were thinking. Maybe they were thinking that we eat like pigs, or that we had money...hahaha...would I go back? heck yes, I would go tomrorrow again! so, I hope you visit Romania.