No way, I totally love automatics. I love how they keep you guessing. I love the 5 minute wait for it to actually downshift and go while in traffic. I love when it's slippery out you try to leave quickly and the thing downshifts and spins, so you let up a bit and then it decides to upshift and pull away slowly.
Stupid things should be banned. If you can't drive a standard I'm sure the nuances of traffic flow and "paying attention" is too hard as well, and you probably shouldn't be driving.
Wait a minute, this isn't the rant thread is it? fftopic:
I don't know what kind of automatic you were driving. Must have been american.
I like driving auto. Not that I can't drive standard auto is so much easier!