People who decry manuals as the only path to automotive salvation are snobby and exclusionary. That doesn't mean there aren't a hundred good reasons why manuals are better than paddle shitters. Excuse me, shifters.
Our very own Travis Okulski pointed out just how hard-headed bitter members of the Stick Shift Or Die Club are today in his post 'A Manual Transmission Is Not The Only Way To Enjoy A Car And You Need To Deal With It'. Matt Farah, of The Smoking Tire and Drive's TUNED pointed out that no, he didn't have to "deal with it," thank you very much.