I still go into small details myself.
To be fair though, when I say "How're you?"/"how're you doing?", for me, I'm actually interested. Tell me what's going on in your life. I push for it too. None of this "How're you?" "I'm fine." business. I'm not here to make small talk, I hardly make small talk, in person, on the phone, text/email, whatever.
So when someone asks me that, I go into it a full blown conversation. It's contents of that that lead to other stuff, otherwise what's the point?
If you don't wanna talk, don't talk.
"I'm fine, thanks, and you?"
"Yeah, I'm good."
"Ok then, bye."
"See you later, nice catching up."
I'd rather eat a Stanley blade.
I hate people who actually answer that question properly. I just want to make small talk not hear your fucking life story.