Maybe I am misinterpreting what the ad for the new Nissan Z implies when it says "world's first synchro-rev match manual transmission." Maybe not.
Even if I am right, I guess there's no point in falsely romanticizing manual transmission and looking down on paddle shifters and fancy stuff like traction control and semi-automatic transmission.
On a positive note, I actually have been practicing heel-and-toe downshifts and am getting a bit better. Not anywhere close to good yet, but hey, maybe I should just start saving up for a Z.