The wait is well worth it! I wanted a manual as well and nearly settled on an SMG. Pretty happy that I found a manual and I love it!! Just keep on trawling through car sales. One will pop up soon enough! You never know, even for a price that you're happy to pay.
PS. I've been so flat out lately that I've gotten myself sick. I need to get the car washed and I will take my few days rest to take some photos and post them up. Thanks netvista for reminding everyone at how slack I am!