I may have already said this, I think I did... my truck is a stick and yep I love driving a stick too for the most part. Sometimes an automatic would be nice to have though.
I would hazard a guess that people who have never driven on snow or only on rare occasions would be comparable to Mr Nate's question maybe?
I think the idea of a "restricted" drivers license for people that get their licenses with an automatic transmission is a good idea... it might prevent more deaths on the highway etc. If nothing else... there would be less traffic at night or in inclement weather perhaps? Good Idea!! Two Thumbs Up!!