I have always driven manual transmissions up until things started going to automatics. I didn’t like it at first but now I REALLY like it! I don’t give up the control I thought I would since I now can have the best of both worlds switching between auto or manual at any time! Here is a quote from Detroit the manufacturer
The DT12 automated manual transmission (AMT) delivers smooth shift performance, durability, and ease of operation. It combines a traditional clutch-actuated manual gearbox with a computer-controlled shift actuator and clutch, providing optimal power and fuel efficiency.