Lets keep this fun, that is my goal.
1) Keeps your left leg from wasting away.
2) Builds muscles in the right arm.
3) It's fun!!!
4) No throttle lag.
5) Less complicated.
6) Better looking console.
7) More fun.
8) Way more fun!
A rev matching MT is properly termed an SMT (Semi Manual Transmission).The left leg can definitely find usage on 8AT, e.g. left foot braking!
The turbo spooling with 6MT can require some retraining, BMW seems to recognize that too by making rev match standard on 6MT on LCI(and cannot be disabled).
The 6MT(even with hill assist and rev match) is indeed less complicated than 8AT, but the mechatronics does provide its fun factors esp. in manual mode, so there are pros and cons.
Being ambidextrous in this case isn't a big deal afterall. Most people who have experienced it would agree.Only if you drive a LHD car. Otherwise it's the left arm. Makes you ambidextrous, too!
There's a way to get the drive-off assistance to release in less than 2 seconds but for the life of me, I can't recall it. I think perhaps the trick is to release the clutch pedal just to the bite point, then de-clutch again.And it sucks that one has to wait 2 seconds before rocking the 6MT on an incline(and also cannot be disabled).
Synchro's are for sissies! BMW should introduce a crash box version of the 6mt for the real drivers among us! Now that will build left leg muscles....Nah, I like the mechanical feel the gnashing of synchro's. The smell of friction pad material is intoxicating.