Cool, eh? Just by making minor adjustments or a flip of a switch (depending on the controller), you can make it shift so hard it will take your teeth out, or so soft it's like Granny's stocker. An AOD-E with upgrades, 4R70W, or 4R75W with the famous "J-mods"
outlined by Jerry Wroblewsky (Ford engineer that was part of design and testing) and a good controller - it's so solid and fast they don't even get any handicap for class racing against manual transmissions like autos used to.
Yeah, some stick-shift guys get pretty riled-up when you show them how these autos can be faster and more consistent on the strip than a manual. You simply can't shift any more accurately than a computer. But, if you want to "row" it down the road with the shifter, you can still do that too.