I am somewhat opposite of that. In sports cars the new dual clutches are pretty damn good at providing fast shifts and you feel the torque available. It is cars like this and other cheaper cars where I miss the direct connection with the engine. When lower powered cars are coupled through a traditional auto you lose that feel of power. This car it rated to have more torque than my tuned Audi but on the road it feels like less. Even comparing it to the tuned Subaru which would have been comparable torque numbers (manual vs auto) there is a big difference.I've driven manual trans, I know how to drive a manual trans, but I'm not one of those guys who things EVERYTHING needs a manual. (I do however lament the death of manual transmissions on pickup trucks, true sports cars, and the DCT replacing them in places you'd usually find one.)
Driving the TourX a few days ago, basically after 5 months of ownership, I feel as if it would be improved by one and for me the current console and armrest are set up perfectly for one.
So while I like the sports cars with dual clutch setups, I think the less power you have the more you need that direct connection.