You'll be embarrased the first few times on street at the stop signs/red lights in the first gear, no problem for the 2nd, 3rd and so on after rolling...
I learnt from my dad's beatup 82 hatch back Civic at night around my neigborhood for a few nights. It was fun when nobody saw me and I could do whatever I wanted.
But now I can't buy MT because my girl cannot drive mt and also because of the damn traffic in Bay Area.
It's a great time to be alive