From my perspective, DCT has been more rare. Almost every used E9x M3 I have seen has been manual. I love manual especially on turbo cars and P-cars.
If you have driven a 335is or 1M there is hella wheel spin and they eat tires. E9x M3 spins out too even though I would say the extra weight w the m diff keeps them down. And then the new F10Ms yeah they eat them as well.
Nonetheless, I expect the new M3/4 to eat back tires at alarming rate. And if BMW gives them weird sizes then BMW can make a lot of money from them.
HP sales cars, but toque eats tires.