There were lots of manuals to choose from in the Denver area...probably 1/3 of the total inventory (although most of those were Sports).
I've actually stalled a few times in the Patriot, just because a) it's geared so differently from my TJ that I accidentally put it in too high a gear or give it too little gas, and b) the engine is so quiet that I can't hear it sputter. I've gotten a little better about it.
I haven't noticed what RPMs I shift at, but I've found that I have to wait a little longer than I would on most of the other manuals I've had, especially when accellerating onto a highway, or there won't be enough power in the next gear up.
This is in contrast to my TJ, where I'm in 5th gear by 30mph.
'07 Wrangler X Unlimited, black. Just getting started.
*SOLD*'00 TJ Sport, Solar Yellow, sailcloth top, safari/duster combo, 31x10.5 Firestone Destination A/T