My husband has never driven a stick (well, once, and it wasn't pretty!)
He tried the paddles in my cabrio and could immediately do them reasonably well, but preferred D.
When he got his cabrio it has a tach, and now he only uses the paddles, and loves them.
They are so simple to use, you're going to be pleasantly blown away.
If my $&*# remote were that simple, I could watch TV once in a while. It's just mortifying to have to go and ask a kid to turn it on for me......