I’m with you. I also ignore DMs.
When I first got on Twitter, I sent an automatic DM to everyone who followed me referring them to my website.
I soon found I was inundated with these DMs and most were not of interest.
So I cancelled my automatic outgoing DM. If anyone is sending me a personal DM, I’m missing it.
Wonder if there is a way to turn off incoming automated DMs and just see any that may be directed to me personally.