Depends what your needs are really, if it wasn't for 80% of my driving being in heavy traffic then I'd agree.
Performance wise there's not much in it. My missus has an auto S and it'll keep up with a manual S all day long, plus playing with the paddle gives you a 'little' flexibility.
For ragging it to death then no I wouldn't have an auto, but after shelling out £30k i'm not going to cane the back-side out of it everyday either, so it should be fine
Now I just need to find out why the option was there on the site a week or so ago, and now it's not