I bought the Alltrack for my daughter (and son-in-law and new granddaughter). I had to go for the DCT because my daughter doesn't know how to drive a manual and I was not about to force her with a new baby and crowded city streets. My son-in-law would have loved the manual and is looking forward to using the paddles.
Alas...no more Alltracks, in the US, after this year.
One of the main reasons I got the Alltrack was the fact that it came with a manual transmission. Here in the U.S. we do not have a lot of options (most cars here are automatic). I am glad i got one before they pulled them off the market.