The auto tech is crap cuz who cares about throws.
The auto block may or may not be good, but so far I haven’t seen a deadly mid/low mixup in this game, where both options grant a combo. And 1/3 bar combos are like twice the damage than meter-less combos so it’s not worth it at the moment.
The good gems though, are easy input and super easy input.
For most chars they don’t help much, but right now I’m using Zangief with super easy gem, and it DOESN’T erase the regular versions of the movelist, only adds “more” versions with the easy motion.
Now in addition to 360+P/K I also have U+P/K. (lol)
It has a built in extra startup (while you shine), but it’s a lot faster than inputting 360.
So IMO it gives you a Zangief that does 10% less damage but with great extra tactical tools. At non-neutral situations (wakeup, blockstun etc.) I buffer the 360 version, and at neutral (footsies, anti air) I use the noob versions. The results so far are great.
Here are some vids I made: