You guys must be harder on equipment than me.... Its a Honda, I'm not too worried about it breaking or wearing out. I got the DCT. I have done my share of clicking a "semi auto" foot shift & didnt mind the change when i went to ES back in 08. If i want a foot shift i will ride a dirtbike. Unless its an R model wheeler
Well, if you search "ES won't shift" on google, you get a LOT of people who have problems with these added, and IMO, unneccesarily added components.
I have a DCT, and I bought it as a basketcase and rebuilt the whole thing so I got a pretty good look at what all is there, and what all can go wrong.
When I buy something like this I look for something that will last and that will do so without constant attention and/or repairs, and that means footshift. I'm a big fan of KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. I also keep most of my stuff forever. Still using the same Jeep, GMC pickup, outboard motor, mower, weedeater, and chainsaw I had in the early 90's when I was a teenager.
Most of the folks I ride with have Rubicons or Rincons, so I know more and more people want automatics these days. Of course, I also notice that none of them want to work on them when they have issues with them, so they bring them to me. They poke fun at me when I get my foot wet while out riding, but what they don't make fun of me about is my wheeler refusing to move, or getting hung up in gear, or refusing to shift....like ES machines do when one of those dozen+ sensors gets a little water in it.