GSP has publicly stated he doesn't take risks and fights safe. It shows in his 70% decision rate in his last 10 fights.
As for respect, no, others and myself don't respect his fighting style. He fights to play it safe and try to not lose, rather than trying to actually fight and go out there and put on a show/try to finish.
You realize there are people out there that can't stand BJ Penn, but LOVE to watch him fight? There's no denying Penn is an exciting/entertaining fighter. He goes out there to finish, that's how he fights.
GSP? It doesn't matter how nice he is or what kind of person he is - he doesn't get mine or many people's respect for his casual, coasting/safe fighting style.