Mine is just as described in this thread. In addition, mine really doesn't like to go into first or reverse when cold. I have to engage second, then first, then reverse sometimes. I wish I would have dealt with it while under warranty. It wasn't THAT bad at that point though.
It's really ironic that I ended up with a 6MT with a crap tranny. I didn't even CONSIDER a DCT car because of all the things I'd heard about BMW automated manuals (E46 SMG specifically). Now it looks like DCTs are more problem free. Knowing what I know now, I still would have bought a 6MT though.
2008 IB E92 M3| BBS | KW | Arkym | Platte Forme A.G. | Active Autowerke | K&N | Fabspeed | Dinan | Evolve-R