Are you talking about auto boxes or manual "dog" boxes with a paddle shift option using compressed air or hydraulics?
Yeah,I'm talking about manual boxes with a hydraulic shift. Many people seem to think these are an auto box because you have an option to select ASM. (auto shift mode) This changes gear for you just like an auto.
Paddle shit gearbox's don't have a good reputation, this is down to Clarkson calling them 'flippy flappy paddles' and not knowing how to drive one. A bit old fashioned in my opinion.