Maybe I'm the only one, but when I started playing the game, I was a person who used automatic drift (and I used the Wii Wheel! That might sound like the worst possible combination ever, but I think I was definitely better at some aspects of the game with this combo). At the time, I just felt manual was really difficult to learn, so I kind of avoided it. Eventually I learned it, but it was certainly a more difficult task for me. Was it hard for you to learn it? Whether you converted from Automatic or you started with manual, we all had to learn how to use it properly.