I've had two very fast cars that were autos, as well as my current go-fast car which is a manual. The manual is definitely fun to drive, but there's also something about steering wheel mounted paddle shifters (or on the stick, as long as it isn't in the form of Focus toggle button!) and a decent rev-matching system that I quite enjoy. But I see your point.Ah, touché. Good for you!
I would literally fall asleep at the wheel if I had to track an auto. BOOORRRRIIINNGGGG. Half of the fun is rev matching, fumbling the shifter, etc lol.