Yep, agreed. It's all about what you enjoy.
I learned to drive on my dad's old Ford 3-on-the-tree with a worn out clutch when I was 14. Told me if I could drive that, I could drive anything.
He was right. Although my learning to drive that old beast nearly cost him his barn. heh
Since then I've had 27 years driving automatics and manuals both. Autos have come a long way, but in the past decade I returned to manuals shifters on my little compact sport coupe and continued now with my 2013 V6 pony.
I drive for pleasure and for me, the automatics that were available to me were just... boring. I enjoy driving with the manual -- even in heavy traffic and steep inclines, thanks to the 2013s hill assist. Totally stress free for me, especially compared to my much higher-strung previous car.
When I looked at the Select Shift automatics available on the new Mustangs, I just wasn't excited about the option to shift using those little buttons on the side of the shifter and so decided to save the $1200 or $1500 and get the manual instead.
But I am still curious. Does anyone actually use the manual option on the Select Shift autos? If so, how do you like it?