Yes there have been several threads about it. Search for threads by BEAMERBOI. You can and should persue this from BMW for some compensation. I explicitly asked my CA to make sure the 7XA option for paddle shifters is selected (because it doesn't select as default on the M Sport Line, regardess of what the configurator says). I take delivery in a few days in Munich. I'll see how it goes. In my case I saw the 7XA option on the order sheet.
2005 330i ZHP
2014 328d xDrive Sports Wagon (ED 7/'14)
2013 X1 sDrive28i
2013 X5 xDrive35d
2009 MINI Cooper