Im gonna get some heat for this but the CVT in the new model feels considerably better than most people let on. I love my 6MT and i loved my 5MT before it but the conversation really comes down to peoples intended use case. If you plan on attending the occasional AutoX event or track day and you plan on keeping your car at or near the stock power levels the CVT is fine, It gets the power down and is more user friendly for drivers who otherwise wouldnt be able to handle a performance car.
I spent a weekend with one and I cant think of any times when I felt like the car was gutless. I dont like the paddle "Shifters" becaues they attempt to make a CVT something that it is not. Set in its performance mode it ran around the streets just fine. The biggest drawback is in actual performance driving, AutoX or track days where having control over the throttle separate from the transmission is beneficial. For a daily driver that you'll enjoy with your family the CVT is just fine.
It does come with some performance limitations like we stated earlier, becaues it cannot handle the same power that the 6MT is capable of holding down you will be limited on the types of performance upgrades you can choose. Personally i think upgrading suspension, braking and tires really helps pin down the car and Stage 1 or similar tune would round out a great track ready car that can also pickup groceries or the kids at school, even in a CVT.
Slow is Smooth > Smooth is Fast