I purchased my black ctx700d today. I have been watching this forum as I was deciding what to buy as I move up from a scooter. I want to thank MisterHand for his prose on the DCT. I was on the fence but after reading it and other posts, I went with the DCT. As I rode home from the dealer, I knew I made the correct choice as I enjoyed the ride and was not panicked by the shifting while clutching, particularly downshifting. I drive manual cars for years but I loved the scooter experience of enjoying rides on residential streets with a lot of stop and go. For those that worry, I took the MSF class prior to getting a scooter and took a private lesson on a motorcycle as I was contemplating moving up. The instructor was quite helpful in sorting out the various components that I should consider and gave me assurance my riding capabilities were up to speed. I look forward to riding until the snow begins to fall.