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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.