Yeah, traffic is pretty annoying with a stick. I usually leave myself enough room so I don't keep stop-and-going, I can roll slowly in 1st for a while. Although, I doubt that is a viable option in California traffic. For that, I would think a good tiptronic would work out.I couldn't agree more. But I have to sit in CA traffic and I just wanted to make my commute as easy as possible. If it was just a long commute without traffic I would definitely have bought a stick.