I have enjoyed many Mustang discussion groups since Al Gore invented the internet. When it comes to Ford's high performance/specialty Mustangs the topic of Ford offering an automatic seems to push enthusiasts into very entrenched camps.
In recent times Ford offered the MACH 1 with an automatic. It did not ignite a buying frenzy but then it was at the end of the SN95 life cycle.
Shifting gears in a performance Mustang with a great exhaust can be a thrilling experience but there are so many times that I wish I had a quality performance automatic (ala Porsche/BMW).
So now we wait to see what the 2016 holds for us.