Also worth noting, the changes may be theoretically quicker on a DSG but VW quote identical 0-60 times for manual and DSG on all Scirocco's apart from the R so in actual fact they don't have any bearing
It's not quicker in 0-60 terms because there's a little more drag in the wet clutch, but it is a lot quicker to shift which counteracts that drag. It never lifts off the throttle, so it feels a lot quicker and let's face it feel is what it's all about - we're not racing these things.
Do those cars with DSG blip the throttle to rev match on downshifts?
Yes, it's great actually. You can put the cruise control on 30mph and flick between 2nd and 4th, speed stays perfectly constant and the revs are perfectly matched. That impressed me on my test drive.
Its the same discussion people have been having about Auto v Manual for years
Sort of, but not quite. DSG represents a huge leap forward from traditional autos, which makes the debate a bit different.