Originally Posted by Squawks
I am seeing more and more manual die-hards going for the SMG, despite the technology still in its infancy.
Quite a few "die-hards" are all about performance, therefore SMG provides a much better experience, eliminating stress in traffic while providing no loss in power from engine to transmission. I'm not a "die-hard", I just like to play with the clutch and shifter. One day I'll have to accept new technologies too, I just hope they will be able to give me something to play with.
I was just genuinely surprised that nobody was on this side of the argument, that liking manuals isn't always about performance.