Had my first quick lesson with manual transmission thanks to Llara.
I learned: A. I am not a magical prodigy at this, despite understanding most of the theory. B. Clutches have more "give" than I was expecting, I was thinking of them as an "on/off" kind of thing, but the is it/isn't it question makes the seessaw trick a bit tougher.
So I'm at that stage where I understand how tough it can be but caught a glimpse on how nice it must be once you're used to it- but for now I SO appreciate my humble car's automatic
Stick is so European, by which I mean: you can't do this and drive and eat a cheeseburger, that's damn near Un-American!