I've always had automatics in Mercedes, Audi and Lexus mainly because that's all they had. Then I moved into a few autosticks in Audi and Lexus as I bought newer used cars, and they sucked, but they weren't truly sports cars (IS300/350, B6 S4). They were not much different than a typical auto they just made it easier to "shift".
Long story short, when I went out to get my M3 I was set on getting a MT but the first one I found was DCT. I figured it would be fine for a test drive and fell IN LOVE with it. It offers the best of both worlds to me. It's engaging when you want it to be, yet it's a totally easy daily driver.