Part of the problem is that almost all of the combinations look great.
Meeting with my local (60 miles away) dealer this weekend. Asked to drive JCW with sports suspension, and any car with DDC. Also asked for extended test drive ... waiting for approval for that ... very disappointed if not since we have bought two cars from them in the past.
I was wanting to drive both the DCC and particularly the sports suspension. All said and done I was never able to drive a DCC jcw due to lack of availability, but after the drive in the sports suspension I was sold. I don't think I'm missing too much in the name of comfort and I feel like you may have more body movement. I do think you may notice the smaller sway bars on the DCC, I can't get over just how flat the sport suspension handles.
I thought it had just the right amount of compliance and control without being too stiff, coming from h&r supersports on my gti which were certainly too stiff (like a mine cart). The chassis tuning on the jcw is just fantastic, I knew it was what I was looking for once I grabbed it by the neck and tossed it into a roundabout.
A coworker has a new '17 wrx and he said the jcw was more plush and comfortable. Chassis tuning is everything, no lipstick on a pig with this car.
I hope they give you the extended drive, odds are good you would want it after that.