Traffic is a misery no matter if you have AUTO or MANUAL. I've been driving manual cars for many years now and traffic is not really a problem. Sure sometimes automatic is nice, but most of the time its not.
I suppose some of you are in daily traffic 2-3 or maybe even 4 hours per day....I feel sorry for you even with automatic tranny.
I thank God everyday that my current job is opposite way from all traffic jams
I am sure my car is thankful too !