Great that you'd go for a manual, I would also.I am looking at manual 5 speeds. While my first choice would be a new '14 (not many around), I am looking at a '12 manual with 31000 miles.
I see great deals on new '14s with the auto, but am leary to say the least. Have the bugs been worked out with these automatics or is this an ongoing concern? I have read dozens and hundreds of posts here relative to the dual clutch system and cannot overcome my fear of having issues.