i've only driven a manual car a few times in my life. i test drove a new mustang gt a few months ago and asked for a manual. boy it was fun, but i can see how it could get old driving it daily in socal.
i did spin the tires a lot and chirped a lot shifting into second, but i did ok overall. i stalled it twice i think. probably did too much clutchwork, but it seemed to have a lot of travel and i don't think i did that bad with my little experience and no real instruction.