Sticks will only disappear if the demand does. I for one, will never buy another new car if they don't come with sticks. I may be the last one on the planet, but I'm ok with that. I can get my current 3 cars to last 30 years if I need to, and they are all great. Plus, I'll save a lot of money. My F54 was in the shop because the A/C drain was clogged. I drove an F54 automatic loaner for 3 days. I just don't understand how anyone could drive one with an automatic, but to each his own...I just hope the option of having it my own way continues.