Jim, are you using sport + dsc off mode and DCT in manual mode?
I found that the electronics intervene in comfort and even sport without flashing the warning light (noticeable from less rotation / power on exit) and the gearshifts are much better
What tires are you using?
I enjoy weekend driving in my 35i a great deal as well other than the cooling. Great to see others really enjoying weekends in the car.