Originally Posted by GrussGott
LOL - I have ~12k miles on the car and have never used D; all the more odd since I used to have a tiptronic and never drove that manually since I was happy with the shift programs.
I wasn't afraid of the DCT having had that experience and expected to use the M3 DCT the same, but from the moment I got into the M3 I just started shifting manually ... it just felt right ... and I'm not even the least bit curious about 'd'.
The DCT shifts so quickly it's just natural to drive in manual mode all of the time. I love it.