Im not sure if im cracked up, or just a bit confused by his statements...
If you like to "explore the limits" paddles will help you much better to achieve that state, and H-pattern will only delay that enjoyment and detach you from exploring those limits
...WHAT?! An H-Patern will...daley and detach you from enjoyment? Well, seems like every review and pretty much every enthusist would be in a state of WTF..
I dont see ANY reason, or feeling, that Paddles would get you to explore a cars limits more then a Manual, Hell, Paddles have more Limitations then a H-Pattern.
Dunno bout you(Well actually i do) But dancing with my legs all about is part of the fun when using a manual, shifting with your hand, and clutching with your feet, that feels good, alot better then flicking a paddle...And most of the fun is from the hardworking shifting process, Picking whatever gear you want any time you want, feeling the precise moment of the gear change, the clutch pedal feel, heel and toe, in a good car on a good track, doing that, no paddles can produce such a Raw visceral expierence, Not to say paddles cant be fun, but in my expierence, None have been even close to fun as a Proper H-Pattern.
And ALOT of people would HIGHLY Disagree with you on technology with performance, Alot of people think that the tech in cars these days, with there Paddles, DCTs, Advanced Awd, Computerized super elctronic, have destroyed what cars have/should be, I