Thank you everyone for their input on this. It really helps me kinda understand how manual transmission works and how they always say that it is a better choice.
Having said that, I move on to say this directly to the douchie bags that always answer a legitimate question with "want to save on gas, buy a honda!"
This is part of knowing your car, how it works and how to get the most out of it. Just because we own BMWs and we are O' sooo luxury doesn't mean we shouldn't be interested on how it can perform at it's best.