Originally Posted by radiantm3
With that argument you can ask why are we all buying M3's when 99% of us probably can't drive them to their potential? There's enjoyment in practicing a skill and reward as you get closer to mastery.
It's the same reason I love shooting with my camera in full manual mode 100% of the time. Sure sometimes I miss the perfect shot while adjusting the settings and take more under/over exposed photos than someone who shoots in a auto/semi-auto setting, but I find pleasure in having full control over the camera and it's very rewarding as I get better/faster at it.
You make a great point. I am referring to those who keep drilling on about how a manual allows them to retain more car control when on the track. It simply does not if you cannot drive it properly.