I would have been happy to replace my Polo with another VW a year ago until I read up on DSG boxes (over the years I've driven just about every kind of gearbox. In 1990 I realised there was no point in driving a manual when an automatic just worked. I've hated every manual hire/ courtesy car I've had since).
Complexity of the DSG box turned me right off VW. To Vauxhall rep, "how complex is the Corsa automatic box?"
"Simple." And it is, but far more sophisticated than those I've had before. One day I'll try and work out the semi-automatic setting that allows me to change up or down with a button on the stick. Or not.
I've got those buttons on the stick, dealer called them paddles. Never used them and can't really see the need.
If I want to change down, I just push the accelerator a little harder and it goes down. Only do that to piss off the BMW drivers trying to overtake me on a roundabout.