It's kind of hard to describe yourself as 'new' at 61 years old.
I have a '91 BRG Miata, automatic with 115,000 original miles. It was my daughter's car until she got t-boned by a Ram pickup truck. I had it rebuilt and repainted and now am ready to make some minor mods.
I'm not sure why I would want to change out for a manual. If I want to shift I'll just get on the BMW 1150RT and go for a ride. The automatic is perfectly fine for me. I don't feel like I have to impress anyone.