Hmmm....I'll have to play around with it a bit more. Are you letting off the gas completely or just not giving it more gas?so I just checked. mine is definitely smoother no throttle
I have to say, I drove to work in manual mode and used the gear shift lever, bumping up and down the gears that way for almost all the shifts on the drive. I found things felt a little better, more natural for me, and for some reason much smoother in regards to downshifts/transitions.