I'd prefer it if DST lasted the whole year or if it was used in the winther months instead. Where I live it gets dark quite early in that time and the shift is indeed noticeable as suddenly it get's dark an hour earlier, at 5 pm, which is cutting all outdoor activities short - especially if you also like to enjoy some night life on the weekend.
You end up getting up in the dark, anyway, at least if you have to be somewhere at 8. And then, you're inside (unless you work an outdoor job) and don't have any benefits from the sunlight - which will be gone once you leave work.
The alternative, of course, is to move to a place where winters are less dark and depressing.