It's not only setting/s; it's the seat time that'll make the SMG shine for you, eventually. M cars need some effort on driver's part to extract performance out of them. If you are looking for street light to light race monster, then M is not the car you should be settling for. M cars do not even come alive below 4K-5K rpm and that's where the shifts are seamless and lightning quick.
So, I ask myself the question, what today..... what tomorrow?