nice to know that you will not spin the motor into death throes if you pooch a shift!
Yes, I know exactly what you mean. At VIR there are two turns where 5th to 3rd are required. On my 525i, I shift from 5th to 4th to 3rd (to avoid 5th to 1st as some people have done) in one fluid motion while hard on the brakes prior to turn in. In the M3, DCT, no worry going 5th to 3rd - smooth as silk, even on the long back straight, 6th to 5th to 4th, all are done with no concern.
I guess I have learned hand/finger for the DCT to go with my heel/toe in the 5 speed.