Admitted the JTS idea was just a random thought. I could probably get the extra 15bhp with chipping, new cams, exhaust, air filters, etc. However, I like the idea of Selespeed as I do quite a bit of bumper to bumper driving, and having driven the 156 and 147 Selespeed, it's not that bad. It still has a long way to go compare to a manual but it's better than a torque-converter.
As to why I don't just get a 156, I thought the answer was obvious, I prefer the look of the 155.