Whilst I can understand the Manual advocates impression of "more control", I wonder how a professional Motorsport driver in a Manual would fare against an identical DSG equipped car? I get the impression that Manual advocates maybe believe it's more masculine to stir the gearbox themselves? because it's certainly not quicker. I'm not trying to belittle anyone here & believe there should always be a choice, but after two years in a DSG I can no longer remember why I preferred manuals so much for so long. I still drive them at work, but I'd rather not.