Ok, the m/t is not a pos. I love it offroad 99% of the time. Love it 100% of the time on road. Driving an auto on road is really boring. I feel more in touch with the rig with a m/t. The biggest thing for me is deep water. With a m/t you can't change gears when you're in deep water. So if you get stuck, there's no getting out. The auto allows you to change gears and not worry about sucking water onto the clutch and potentially into the tranny. Plus the auto's have an overheating issue. Idk if that's been resolved, but it would def bother me to not feel 100% on the reliability of ny tranny. The water thing with the m/t is easily addressed, don't wheel alone and drive smart. Good luck!
2011 Flame Red 2dr Wrangler Rubicon, Poison Spyder Evap Skid, Extended Breatherlines, 4' Firefly Antenna, Uniden Pro520xl, Rock Krawler 2.5 Stock Mod Lift, Bilstein 5100's, Rugged Ridge XHD Front Bumper, Warn M8000, Rugged Ridge XHD Snorkel