I agree on manual shoting. Not long ago I had old fationed 35 mm Russian camera "Zenit" which was very modern 25 years ago. This is camera you, guys, would like to have, because it is fully and compleately manual in everything. Exeption was only primitive built in exponometer and field depth preview. This preview was not electronic, but in some manner manual. Besides, this camera was havy and so durable (about 40 per. metal parts)
That camera was stolen from me together with 3 lenses. I started to look for more modern things. I got Nikon f75 (I know, I know, this is not modern anymore, but here in Lithuania it is still considerably expensive. At least to my incomes) It is still uncomfortable to me to shoot without aperture ring on a lens. I had to change my thinking about camera logic. I played with "auto" functions a bit, and switched to manual. Problem is, that exponometer fails on manual and it irritates me. I see that it is lieing in particular light conditions so I do not react, but it distract me a bit.
Sorry for my English. This is not my native language