DCT's feel like what 'steptronics' should have been , day 1. Really slick, sound great and can't be beat when accelerating (think video game). Minor software hiccups every once in a while that remind you they are not true manuals. There is code involved. But otherwise good tech. Glad the 'IS' is DCT and MT only. Step's need not apply.
Had the ZHP knob on my e46. Loved it, and thought about it for the 1er. But the sitting position in the 1er is higher and the ridge on the stock nob is helpful when reaching (still ugly). So I'm going to worry about other things for now. Especially since swapping them also requires a boot change (aka more $).