Honestly, with the rise of the ZF 8AT and other great autos, I won't really miss the stick.
I mean, at this point there are two kinds of stick shift cars:
-Cars you have to rev the nuts off to get power (like my s2000) and you can get caught in the wrong gear and that kind of sucks
-Cars with so much power that you don't need to shift anyways (turbos, V8s, etc) and it doesn't really matter
Yeah, shifting on a windy back road will always be fun, but other than that, I have grown to love the near-instant power of a good auto, where you just jab the throttle and go. I was "manuel only" for a long time, but now...eh.