I love my dct, but I could definitely go back to a manual. It would be much easier to have the manual if there wasn't a dct option that was considerably faster. The current c7 is one of the last sports cars made that doesn't have a faster automated option. I'm sure even the auto in the c7 will be quicker than most drivers but it would be close.
'00 M5 - Sold
'08 335i w/m3 conversion - Sold