Welcome on the board BTECH.
I think the other fellas gave you a pretty good picture of your options (no pun intended
Now, I can confirm that paddle-shifting is fun for the first 15 mns... After that, you just give it up in city traffic and relax with full-auto.
We have DSG-equipped Golf GTDs in our fleet and I think none of the guys have used the paddles beyond the first day. Even in Code3 mode, we rely on the DSG in full automatic.
Now, we'd like to see some pics of your baby...