Haven't noticed it at all in the S70 or my dad's T5.Contrary to my opinion of the AW55, the AW50-42 is one of the best autos I've driven. I never had the slightest issue with the gearing or shifting qualities of my '98 V70. Only thing I don't love is that slam into reverse they all seem to do, especially when hot. Never been in a P80 that doesn't do that to some extent.
But, yes, I agree, absolutely fantastic trans. I never thought I'd like an automatic until I owned an AW50-42. If I could have that experience as a 5 or 6 speed.......