Peter, It has nothing to do with being able to flap the paddles faster than the full auto mode, it's about control. Just like you have control with the stick shift in your Rossion, imagine having more control, quicker, faster, more precisely and with a couple of extra ratios to pick for the job. It's not just about going fast in a straight line, it's about being quicker on the track. More ratios and the ability to control them gives you engine braking when you want it, unsettles the car less on downshifts or in corners and lets you decide when and what you want to do. Honest question Peter, have you ever driven a performance car on a road course at the maximum speed of your ability? You really need to bring that Rossion down to one of our private track days and let her run. Keeping a Rossion on the street is like using California Chrome as a petting zoo animal. And Peter, on the track it is not important to "I am not a great fan of keeping up with the Joneses mentality"......it is only important to pass them. There are cars that are fast and cars that are quicker. The quicker car finishes in front of the fast car every time on the track.