I am posting this in the VT session because I searched the engine/transmission forum and found no mentioning of this. Thought that it might be more VT related.
Basically I noticed that sometimes it is hard to shift the car into first gear when the car is completely stopped at the light. Especially when you were in 4th gear coasting to a completely stop, put the car in N at the light, and then shifting into 1st to get going. That is, going from 4->N->1st.
A simple solution is to shift into 2nd gear while completely clutched in and then shift into 1st and let the clutch out. So, basically go 4->N->2nd->1st.
The manual actually said never to downshift more than 2 gears at once. So, I think this is normal behavior of the gearbox. Just want to make sure that other people are also experiencing this and I am not having some isolated issue.