Concerning the Salutation and Collect, I agree with Fr. Eckardt's remarks in his Liturgy Seminar blog. The gestures made at the salutation are quite appropriate when there are assisting ministers at the altar.
I would add the following to his remarks regarding the Collect: If a commemoration is made of another feast, the collect of that feast is added after the collect of the day. A description of commemorations is posted at LexOrandi.