I have used suggested replies for a few years. Everyone has.
Lately I have felt a little slimy using the feature. It isn't really me replying to that person that I have some relationship with. Don't they deserve five seconds of my time? Some programmer/system/"learning" is actually changing the tone of my conversations every time I tap a reply that is close enough, instead of typing out what I usually would.
So I disable this feature now. I'm not ruthless about it, but if I notice it and don't mind the effort then I will take the time to turn it off.
Surely AI in the news lately has influenced my sensitivity on the topic. I haven't tried any of the cutting edge GPT products. Maybe this is where I become the grumpy old man or hippie-type.