There’s a reason why manuals are going away, and it’s not that people don’t know how to drive them. They are gone from full sized trucks, as it’s tough to build one that holds up to 1,000+ ftlbs. Even tougher when you have to warranty it against wanna be ken blocks bang shifting and dumping the clutch like it’s gymkahna. They are going away from sports cars because across the board they are slower no matter who’s driving. Automatics of today are nothing like those of the old days. They are just superior to manuals at this point. If you really want to row your own gears go for it, but especially when it’s limiting you away from the better engine options, you are losing performance period.