My transmission goes, or my Celica does.

I love my car, but this automatic transmission is killing me. Has anyone ever actually swapped a transmission to manual before? If so how bad is it? I have access to a full shop, a lift, and an epic mechanic. I'm pretty sure I can acquire the parts needed to complete the swap, but not sure exactly what all those may be.

I can't find anyone who would be crazy enough to trade cars, but i'd be open to it. Not being able to control my shifts just isn't working for me as much as, and the way, I drive.

Your car may win show trophies, but mine earns battle scars.