I am SO happy with my new BMW and cant believe it took me SO MANY years to give up my Lincoln Town Car. I just love the speed and handling. WHOOSH..... My issue is that I have signed up for the 2 day M school in SC and dont want to embarrass myself by knowing so little. I cant drive a stick (and cant find a car rental facility that has one, nor a friend, nor a driving school) and have no clue how to use the paddles on my BMW with M package. The school advises I will be fine, but dont want to be an albatross. I do want to learn but dont want to hold the class back. Comments from the forum?