And some people like to ride horses - that will give you "engagement". I used to like to ride motorcycles. Now I will take the heated/air conditioned comfort of four wheels and automatic transmission.Nissan, at some point, had flappy paddles on their CVT and programmed in artificial shift points. Didn't make it engaging.
As others have said, at the end of the day it's an automatic transmission. Almost all OEMs have a dual clutch system of some sort and right or wrong, everyone views them as auto.
I do enjoy getting a PDK loaner but after a few goes at the paddles, it's back into auto and I just drive. Doesn't do much for me as the full perceived control and engagement isn't there.