There's alot of manuals still on the road and you never know when you might have to drive one and having that knowledge comes in handy. I've been fortunate to have had the opportunity to drive alot of cars I'd never be able to own and most were manuals and if I didn't possess that skill I would'a missed out on some neat experiences.
'12 Focus Red Candy SE Sport 5 spd
'99 Toyota 4Runner Sport
'11 Subaru WRX STI Hatch