As someone who actually does like eating fruit, a smoothie or juicer that just smooshes it all up is still a good idea, because sometimes, you know, you just want to drink something.
Honestly though, I get bags of frozen fruit, put it in a cup, and use an immersion blender to blend it all up. I keep all the bits, so it's just as healthy. However, I can also add some sweetener, perhaps some other liquids, to make it a nice drink that is consistent throughout the cup. Plus, frozen fruit is consistently good, unlike fresh fruit which is at the whim of season or even variance within the same bowl of fruit. And, as humans do tend to get different satisfaction from eating versus drinking, a thick smoothie can often hit both of those desires at once.
Separately, it tends to be faster and cleaner for the person doing the eating to drink fruit or veg like this, and is more portable in general compared to many fruits.