I've owned plenty of both transmissions. Oddly most of the times I had an auto was during a job's long rush hour commute. Nothing sucks worse than using a manual in traffic for an hour each way. Now, I just want to cruise and relax. I'm getting too old to do all the hooning around. If I had a weekend toy maybe I'd consider a manual again, but I doubt it.
My 2013 SE will be an auto for sure. :)
2013 Ford Focus SE Sedan
2012 Ford Fusion SE I4
1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS V8