Pretty sure that the 458 only came with paddles. I’ve never driven a gated manual Ferrari but should probably try to do that before I die. I don’t know, I care less and less about driving a manual transmission.
I’m 29 and learned to drive stick on my first GTI I got when I was 19 in 2013. Had 2 other manuals since but I can say I’ve gotten my thrills. I could care less about the “experience,” it sucks lol. I like DSGs a lot.