Where do you come up with all these threads? Where do you get your information from?
I've never seen so many threads created by a single user in such a short period of time.
You stated the E60 M5 and E64/63 M6 wasn't offered with a manual. Strange comment since I've driven manual ones. You stated that BMW never tested it with 6MT - not sure how you arrived to that conclusion. You think they would put anything into production without testing it? No.
I've driven probably 50 M3 DCT's. Yeah, it shifts awesome. It's faster.
I'll take my 6MT please. Even on the track. Different experience. Not sure what makes you think it drops out of the powerband. Gearing is the same in 3rd, 4th, and 5th between the DCT and 6MT, isn't it?
Now on the F10 M5 I choose to go with DCT because it's a bit more powerful and well suited for the DCT. Not to mention it feels much better than the M3's DCT. DCT is more important on the new M5 than any of BMW's previous cars.
Comes down to your use and personal preference. Simple.
Oh, and since you're in CA, let's go for some head to head runs and see how my 6MT does.
Sometimes reading your posts makes me want to