OK, I was thinking you were focusing on touring. The AT is great at soaking up bumpy back roads. For commuting on busy city streets the DCT is a big labor saver (I had an DCT for 2 years and commuted through Tokyo daily). The downside of the DCT is the complex nature of the tech (mine stopped downshifting one day, stranding me) and the loss of a clutch lever that allows you to instantly cut the power when needed (u-turns, emergency stops, etc.). If you care about shift points while touring, you'll find the DCT has a tendency to shift when you don't want it to (for example, taking a hairpin turn in second and having it suddenly shift into first mid-turn). So I left mine in manual mode when doing fun riding. If I did was shopping again for an AT, I'd get a manual and install a Rekluse. This would also be a huge labor saver as you wouldn't need to operate the clutch at stops and in first gear, but you'd retain all the pluses of a clutch. I'd advise you to seriously consider getting the 2020 as it has tubeless wheels and the latest generation DCT apparently uses the new IMU to help determine shift points, so hopefully this will eliminate the unwanted midcorner shifts. No doubt the ABS and TC will also be greatly improved thanks to the new IMU.