I can drive standard. My younger sister is a standard-driver.
By this, I mean that, given a bit of time to psych myself up to it (and some practice) I can manage okay with a manual transmission. I spent six weeks driving one daily, and got to the point of being almost comfortable with it. Then I went back to my own automatic vehicle (I was using my parents' car while they were away, because I needed practice with a manual transmission), and in a week, I had lost any comfort I'd gained. Whenever I drove the Smart (which was a standard with automatic mode) I made sure it was in auto mode.
My sister, on the other hand, insisted on learning to drive in a standard (I wouldn't have considered it), and hasn't owned an automatic in her driving life. She politely opted out of driving a manual when she was in England (didn't want to deal with wrong side of the road plus wrong-hand shifting plus narrow twisty lanes plus trying to impress boyfriend), but otherwise loves driving standard.
She is a standard-driver. I can (if I must) drive standard.