Some good quotes in this one:
You already know three-pedal manual transmissions aren’t the “performance option” anymore.
I’m not about to blather on about how “a proper manual transmission is the only pure driving experience.”
But there is a reason we car enthusiasts love to love manuals, in practice and in principle. It’s simply fun to have one more control to play with in the car, it gives you another sub-skill to hone and practice and feel the rush of winning when you nail it. In an era where PDKs, DSGs, and the other high-performance automatic transmissions can take your speed to a whole new level, driving stick is all about self-actualization.
The F-Type is growing on me, although I haven't seen too many in person yet. I'd go traditional with British Racing Green and a tan and black interior...and of course the S model with manual.