Having had my 2014 dsg 7 for over 3.5 years and having obdeleven for the same time ive done a lot of messing and expermenting with settings to get the car to behave more like a manual. Oh the dreaded throttle lag and pulling out of junctions! Below are the tweaks i think make the perfect ride for me. My freind has a manual 7 and having driven his it made me think something could be done to make it better. Might be of help to some.
Haldex: Increased traction.
Throttle reaponce: Normal. No, not responsive. Instead a turbo elbow panel filter and snow grate removal give a much better feel.
Starting vibration reduction:Normal.
Drive mode: Race.
Car now pulls out of juctions nicely with a nice shove from the back with no dead throttle. Its a million times better from stock.
One push on the stability control button for an even better drive but I like to have the front assist on most of the time just in case.