Good day to you CH61.
Indeed the Turbo S is quite a fast machinery and honestly it is not easy to stay within legal limits, especially here in Switzerland where limits are low and fines high. But admittedly it is fun to drive. If I look at it more as a gran turismo for relaxed traveling with some safety reserve to overtake and for some spirited driving on open (aka nowhere to hide speed traps) roads from time to time, the turbo s package fits quite well.
Now, to be honest, I still have my 991.1 GTS 4 (GT-silver, coupé, 19K km) and if I wanted to or had to sell one of the two, I think I'd sell the turbo and keep the 991. After all, as you write, the turbo is quite an intimidating car. Then, the sound of the naturally aspirated 991.1 motor revving up to red line is nicer.
At present I am considering swapping the turbo for a 992 GT3 touring. Manual? No, I do like the PDK and I still have a 993 C2S (black, 60K km) manual for the true Porsche manual feeling. On a side note: These new 911 are getting bigger and bigger, too big in my opinion. When will this stop? A trend with all cars as it seems.
Anyhow, talking about PDK versus manual: what I do not like about my turbo is how to change from automatic to manual mode with the button behind the funny PDK lever on the center console. If e.g. I am in automatic, say 4th or 5th gear, and I see a nice stretch of road coming up I want to tackle in third, it is much easier done on the 'old' PDK as in my 991: one small move of the lever to the left, easily done without looking, change to third and it will stay there. On the other hand if I stay in automatic and downshift with the steering wheel paddle, it downshifts ok, but then tends to upshift as soon as I relax a bit - well before I want it to. On the turbo the M-button is not as easily reached - for me at least - without a quick glance, which should not be necessary. I think the PDK lever in the GT3 that looks like the manual ones are much better in that respect. I'll have to give it a try at some time.