I have an auto myself, because it was traded into my dealership that way haha. There are times I've longed after a manual though. Would I trade my car in over it? Nah. I understand the mentality though, and it's warranted, but there's a way to appreciate manuals and not be so blinkered against the advances and the new technologies that go into steptronics and DCTs. If two identical cars had been traded in, with each tranny, I have no doubt I would have picked the standard. And if I had, I'd expect people to respect my opinion and decision, the same way I do now with my auto.
tl;dr: being an enthusiast and driving an auto/dct isn't mutually exclusive. Be mindful.
Pointless article though, if I may so so myself.
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