I chose DCT over manual, and I have been driving a stick since I had a 5 cyclinder Audi 90 back in 1994. I've always loved driving a manual as I enjoyed feeling "connected" to the car.
To make a long story short, I love driving the DCT. It really keeps me fully engaged when rowing through the gears. Downshifting is quicker and remarkably more fun than any Steptronic or "auto-manual" that I have ever driven. And when I am in traffic, I just click on over to "D" and let the car do the heavy-lifting.
I do miss driving a stick every once in a while and would love to have a weekend car with one. But, for the time being, I am certain that I have made a great choice - at least for me. Don't underestimate the potential of this DCT - it is a remarkable innovation.