I always thought this three-pedal fetish was just a motoring journo thing; certainly, the high sales figures for automatic cars back up that idea.
I’ve had manual, auto and dual-clutch performance cars, and I’d never buy a manual again. The reality is most cars spend most of their time in traffic. I understand $600K cars being bought as occasional toys by millionaires, but a $60K car only for weekends? Really?
In most cars, the dual-clutch is quicker than a manual anyway.