Sources: Ford , 
quote: What i mean is if the entire experience becomes completely transparent, then it's no different from driving with an automatic transmission. You either let the car do it for you, or you just do it enough that it's reflex. The net result is you have just as much attention to pay to the road as you do driving an automatic. I see no gain there. (And I'm not referring to the technical benefits of the transmission itself)
quote: I ride a motorcycle and it's become such second nature to shift and drive that when I am simply driving to work or school it doesn't feel any different whether I am riding the bike, driving my truck (automatic) or driving my car (manual).