Numbers are reasonable but I'm still surprised how many people choose flappy paddles. If you want a driver's car, then drive it.
I've spent a reasonable amount of time with some of best gearboxes out there, from Ferrari Italia, selection of P-cars and the F12M6/F10M5. Sure, they're all great cars and impressive transmissions, but honestly...after a few tours through the gears each one of them, boring (except maybe the italian). It makes a little more sense for a Grand Tourer M5/M6, Panamera...but the M3 is meant to be driven.
The throttle blips on downshift by the DTC are amazing, but nothing's better than achieving the same with your own two feet.
To each his own...my hope is that BMW and Porsche won't forget about the few of us die-hards still out there.