I have 2017 GSW S 4motion with the DSG that I have owned for two years and 37K miles and this is by far my least favorite part of the car. Regardless of regular D or Sport, this thing never seems to be able to figure out when to shift appropriately (or what I deem appropriate). The lag is my biggest complaint. For example, coming into a roundabout (which we have all over the place), slow down and then step on it, the car just sits there and doesn't move. I got a Sprint Booster which definitely helped, but it's still "dumb" for lack of a better term (and more PC that what I usually have in mind). And then there is the whole left turn issue, begging the car to go and praying I don't get t-boned in the process.
I know I can use manual mode, but just haven't really gotten into it that much. I drove a manual WRX for over 15 years. The lack of feedback (feel, engine noise, etc) have just made it harder for me to get in sync with the paddles. I guess i would consider the VW "numb" when trying to consistently use the manual mode. Why did I get a DGS if I am used to and prefer a manual one might ask? One word: wife.
I figured I would eventually get a stage 1 Unitronic for the ECU and probably do the DSG flash at the same time, but have read conflicting reports if the DSG flash changes some of the undesirable behavior. Car has more oomph so the lag is less noticeable? For $600, none of the companies really outline what exactly the DSG flash does to improve drivability.
I have read quite a few threads on the DSG and how to better compliment it when driving, but wouldn't mind hearing any other feedback from other users.