Its deffinetly quicker and more comfortable to daily.
But theres nothing like having the 3rd pedal and having to put in some effort to get it right.
That sounds like something poor people say.
But in all seriousness. I used to say the same thing about Manual vs. DSG, until I actually drove a DSG for extended periods of time. It's like driving a video game. Which to me, is fun as hell. And when my hands are full texting, or drinking, or reading, I can just throw the car in D and not worry about switching gears, or having my left leg go numb from using the clutch in stop and go rush hour traffic.
Manual transmissions are fun in old cars that have throttle cables or a more raw feel to the pedals. New cars with drive by wire are almost soulless to drive. Heel/Toeing is less exciting because you can't "feel" the throttle, it's like a light switch and has no sensitivity.
Basically, this has nothing to do with the original thread.