I've got an auto. When I was looking for a mustang, I had my mind set on getting a manual. All in all, I'm satisfied with the auto. The tune helps - it still has manners under regular driving, but if you give it the oats, it really livens up and shifts FAST.
Sometimes I'd still prefer to have a manual - because slamming through your own gears is pretty fun. But also because I get tired of "car guys" giving me grief over having an automatic mustang lol.
It's funny - you never see automatic guys telling the manual guys, "What? Auto is the way to go - it's the only way to go in a performance car, the shifting is so smooth and fast, all you have to do is concentrate on the gas, the brake, and that next corner, etc etc etc".
But so often you get the manual guys going "WHAT?! Manual is the only way to go in a performance car, because no computer can decide for me when I want to shift gears, and I can shift as fast and accurate as any auto, and I feel more connected to the road and to me it's all about the experience, etc etc".
Not aiming at anyone in particular, but I'm sure you all know what I mean lol.
Someone once asked me about my car, and said "Is it a standard or automatic?" My response? "uh.. how can I tell"?