I copied this below text from a Ferrari site. (not disclosing which one, so Hopefully I'm not against the rules and policy here). Notice how other car enthusiasts love the aggressive rapid shifting and the sound it makes. This is similar, not exact, to how the Stingray's A8 performs.
I had manual corvettes in the past, which I loved, but I'm very satisfied with the performance of this new auto/semi-auto Stingray.
"Warren, I think you need to go try that Scud out and then come back and tell us what you think. I have a sneaking suspicion that you might change your "tone" just a tiny bit. That shotgun blast to the back is incredibly intoxicating.
I have driven the California with its instantaneous shifts and although impressive in its own right, I still prefer the Scuds more violent and visceral gear changes. I do hope you are right about Ferrari not refining the 458 so much that this "shotgun" blast is lost.
But seriously man, go test drive that Scuderia."