The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo is loaded with tech and has no available manual transmission. Some people hate this. Others don't. And it's always an argument.
The argument for the 911 Turbo S to be tech laden and wonderful reached its peak in our review with this comment from Frobnoid:
If you want a car that's built with something less than the best available technology in its market segment, you are going to have to buy it from somebody other than Porsche.
Why not ask for a crank-start ignition and a manual choke at the same time? Personally, I don't feel "involved" or "engaged" if a computer is controlling the fuel-air mixture. It's just another video game.
At a certain point, going back in time on the tech front will make the car itself go back in time and become irrelevant. We need to be cognizant of what makes a car the way it is, and in this case, PDK is in the DNA of the new 911 Turbo. Sorry folks.