My first automatic transmission was a Ford F250 that I bought new off the lot in 96.
Prior to that I had driven just about anything and everything that ever had a stick - 5, 5X2, 5X3, 9, 10, 13, twin stick 4X4, 3 on the floor, 4 on the floor, 3 on the tree, etc.
Nowadays I would never even consider owning a stick shift - unless it was a classic of some sort.
Just as I would never go back to a Schick or Gilette "safety" razor with replaceable double edged blades, I would likewise never go back to a stick.
PS, I use an electric now anyway. Usually keep it in my PU and often shave as I'm going down the highway. Because I can.
I don't have to shift.