The stick shift is dead, and not a moment too soon. Three pedals for two feet? Take your hand off the wheel to swizzle-stick a knob around for the purpose of going faster, slower, or backwards? Manual transmissions were nothing less than lethal, responsible for millions of fender benders, hundreds of thousands of accidents, and countless killed or seriously injured. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/05/16/campaign-for-real-steering-wheels