i'm fortunate to have happened upon my 5spd 190e2.6, which I am finding out to be very rare. Here in Canada, I have yet to find one advertised. I've come across 2 or 3 manual 300e's though.
for me, driving is therapy, and that 5spd manual is very much part of the "program". And you can never get enough practice of heel-and-toe downshifting.