It's not difficult to learn how to drive stick. Anytime I undertake learning a new skill like riding a motorcycle or learning to drive a car with a manual transmission, I reassure myself that the world is loaded with idiots who have managed to figure out how to do this simple task, so I should be able to get it down if I just apply myself for a bit. The one time that logic failed me was in learning to speak French, but it's very applicable for learning to drive stick. I only have one friend who doesn't know how to drive stick, and I'm pretty sure he gave up after killing the engine through three green lights while traffic lined up behind him on a single-lane road. His sister probably should have switched seats with him, but she was laughing too hard.