The gearbox in my GTR is auto excellent - never gets in the way of a spirited drive as the paddles are super responsive. And then if I choose I can dawdle around and not think about it.
I purposely bought a manual S4 “because I love a manual gearbox” and tbh really regret it!
Finally got round to fitting the coilpacks I bought ages ago, idle seems smoother and I am sure a little lower rpm as well, seems to pick up a bit quicker but that could well be placebo. Just need another track day now to see if the problem has gone away!