although, the automatic mode is said to be very "rough" and definitely doesn't shift smooth. i think SMG would be a lot easier for anyone because it's not changing the gears that's hard, it's playing with the clutch all the time. so if you give them some rule to follow like, upshift when you reach 3k+, downshift when you go below 2k or something like that, then all they have to do is press two different buttons at two different times.
2011 E92 M3 - IB/Beige/Sycamore Wood/6MT/EDC/ZPP2/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/iPod-USB/Enh. Audio
2008 E92 335i - Montego Blue/Black/Gray Poplar/6MT/ZPP/ZSP/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/HDRadio/iPod-USB - Sold
2006 E90 330i - Mystic Blue/Black/Aluminum/6MT/ZPP/iDrive/PDC/Heated Seats/Sat. Prep - Sold
1994 E36 325i - Boston Green/Beige/Automatic/ZPP/Heated Seats/Premium Sound - Sold