I only have 600+ miles on my DCT, but that's enough to know I am very happy I took a chance and chose the DCT over the manual (I never had even test rode a DCT before buying mine). It takes a little getting used to, but once you sort it out it is so much more enjoyable to ride. I think if I had to pick one word to best describe the DCT it would be pleasurable. If the type of riding you enjoy most involves a lot of shifting due to changing road conditions such as tight low gear turns and short but somewhat abrupt up and down sections, the DCT makes the ride much more enjoyable, at least for me. Because in that type of riding shifting for me becomes a chore and when I ride 'chore' is not the word I want to best describe my time enjoying the country side from my saddle.