Thanks for the input!
My first car was mt, and I've been riding motorcycles since years before I had my license so it came pretty naturally! I've only owned one automatic vehicle, and that was my Toyota Tundra I sold to get my LGT.
My wife has learned to drive stick, and she loves it so we'd really be fine going either direction.
The main reason I'm asking to be honest, is I'm looking for an older Legacy, 99-02 range or so and the majority of them that I'm finding are ALLLL automatic! So I'm not completely opposed to the idea of it, and in fact I think my wife might prefer it sometimes over our mt car when dealing with our newborn son. But, ultimately I would LOVE to get one in a manual; I'm just not sure how likely that is...