Good explanation, and observed behavior tends to agree.
However, my argument isn't how it learns, but why? Drive should be smooth soft shifts, Sport should be fast crisp shifts(and higher RPMs). Tip should do what I say.
If(when) I drive my truck hard, it starts shifting harder. Then I get in some traffic, and it has some pretty jerky downshifts, in the slower gears, for several stop/goes. Sure, if I drive slow and easy all the time things smooth up, but that's not the way I drive. I want to drive slow/smooth in traffic and play whenever I get a chance. I'm constantly going against the grain of the trucks learning, making it a somewhat unpleasant driving experience.
All because some software engineer and marketing dweeb thought they could tell how I want to drive by just throttle/brake inputs? I'm suppose to drive the same way all(most) of the time so the system can be better for me? The fact I have to pay attention to how I drive so I understand why the truck feels skitso means they FAILED! It may work for some, maybe even most, but for me a self learning system just isn't a good thing.
Flame not meant for you, I'm just hoping VW listens to some of these arguments. Thanks for the clear explanation of the system.