I have a '13 SE 5 speed manual, my gf has a '12 SE DCT.
Her DCT has 0 issues, my manual has 0 issues.
I prefer the car control that the manual offers.
At 70mph, RPMs are about 3k in the 5 speed, about 2700 in the DCT. We both see 38 mpg @ 70-75mph, 40 @ 65mph.
We both get the same MPGs.
1-3 are fairly short so you run them pretty quick, but you also don't have to downshift as much. Shifts are well-gated and not laboriously long. Clutch is light and easy, but still has feel compared to earlier Foci.
Also, the manual is slightly faster 0-60 than the DCT, could be because fewer and later shifts (not entirely sure).