I mean I loved the clicks of the traditional manual as well, but with the R-tronic I can also use the gear stick for changes. All the feel is there sans the wrestling with the clutch, and the sound of the clicks. Plus the paddles let you shift down two gears so much quicker.
I overtook a few cars uphill and the downshifts from 5th to 3rd were awesome.
Gentlemen, it is not an automatic so no point comparing with the new S-tronic. I really love the gated manual, but I do think the R-tronic makes it so much easier to use.