Twitter Auto-response Annoys Me

I never use Twitter Autoresponders and here is why. Let’s say you follow someone, your follow generates an auto-response DM message. You read it, like what it says and want to reply to it, but because this person is not following you, you wast 10 seconds of your life thinking of something to write back to them, only to get the error message saying you can only DM people who follow you.

Twitter needs to come up with a solution which prevents the selection of the DM until you are being followed back in my opinion.