Originally Posted by Sakred
I was a huge advocate of the 6 speed manuals, especially during the SMG era of BMWs. After owning a DCT transmission and driving the DCT M3, the prospect of shifting manually just seems silly to me. It doesn't help that BMW manual transmissions are pretty rubbery in shifter feel.
I guess you can say it is silly because you will obviously shift much slower than with a DCT, your shifts will never be as smooth, you will never be as fast on the track, etc., but you are a lot more involved with the car and it's a lot more fun (unless you're sitting in traffic every day to and from work).