I agree that it would just be better if all cars had a manual transmission. If anyone can’t learn that skill they probably don’t belong on the road. I disagree about the not being able to eat fast food. I never had a problem eating fast food while driving a manual transmission.I guess I'm biased because my judgment of other drivers is based off of their technical driving ability rather than things like courtesy or aggressiveness (with left lane hogging being an exception).
I would bet that most Americans would not be able to handle driving a stick shift, due to the level of focus and dexterity it requires and the fact that you can't have a free hand for eating fast food or using your phone. I admit it does suck if you have gridlocked traffic commutes every day