I had an awesome SA in Kansas City who was willing to take an hour to make sure I learned to drive, and appreciate, a manual... best of all, it was in a brand new E92 M3... and in 2008 when they were first showing up on lots.
Bad news is that in 4-5 years of owning a DCT... I got rusty.
I've been test driving manual jeep wranglers, and everyone has been just fine with me being rusty, screwing up their clutch, and stalling in traffic. So, my recommendation is find a privately owned manual on craigslist that you would be interested in buying (or fake interest, whatever), and go for a drive... Just make sure you let them know a head of time that you dont have a clue what you're doing