Ordered my CO BOSS 4/06/11 with an ETA of "Late Summer". I haven't drove a manual shift car since the 70's when I was driving a 1968 Olds 442 4 spd. My buddy just recently bought a 2011 ss camaro 6 spd & took me for a ride. That's what got my "juices" flowing & I started doing some homework on the web. I originally was looking at the new GT with the new 5.0 412 HP engine, which was making the camaro & challenger look slow (on videos). Somehow I stumbled on info about the new Boss 302 & that changed everything! I realized very quickly this was a special car & felt the need to get one. The dealer closest to me had only one allocation for one reg (street) BOSS for 2012. The dealer commanded a 5k markup which I agreed to because this is my last HURRAH, if you know what I mean. I'm 55 yrs old...kids are grown...don't need any more 4 dr sedans! (last car 2001 Crown Vic With Superchip) If this is middle age crisis, then sign me in!I believe once I hear that 444 horse engine calling, shifting those gears will not be a problem. The only thing I'm worried about is this new thing called "Skip Shift". I understand it is needed to be added to save us from the "Guzzler Tax", but to block me from shifting the way I want (need) to is VERY ANNOYING. Anyways, back to the subject, I hope shifting gears is like riding a bike.....you never forget.