I don't care about the Performance, it's the spirit of driving.
Sure, in high end cars like that, and SUPER fast cars you need it because of the car.
In a celica, you don't need it. If you drive an auto, and your car is just a car to get around in, then no beef.
If you buy an auto, and you supe the car up with 30K worth of mods for Performance, what's the point when it's an auto. It takes no skill, no finess, and it ruins the driving spirit.