rob, I'm actually happy that you could tweak your 5R55S to give you exactly what you want in a transmission. So I don't hate it, at least not for you.
But I'd never buy one for myself because what I want out of a transmission is a whole lot different from your list.
If it ever gets impossible to buy a new car with a manual transmission, that'll be the time when I might finally apply the word 'hate'. And even then it won't be hate for the transmission as a mechanical device - it'll be directed at the market mindset that'll be saying I'm no longer entitled to my preference.
'08 GT coupe, 5M, wheels, tires, pads, fluid, a few suspension mods . . . still almost stock height
'19 WRX, 6M (hers)
'01 Maxima 20AE, 5M (spare, winter driver)