Yes, I’ve noticed the same! To me, “but” feels a bit like coercion.
I think turning “but’s” into “and’s” may be a good idea in general terms.
“I love your drawing, but I wish it had more red” it seems like the “but” overrides the previous compliment.
“I love your drawing, and I would love it to have more red” means the same, but sounds nicer.
Language is a powerful thing.