I never thought that I would like automation in a 35mm camera. I used to shoot with a Minolta SRT-201 and a couple of X-700's.
Before those I shot with Exakta VX's which are still very nice manual cameras to use.
Then a few months ago I bought a Maxxum 8000i and was blown away by the technology. Quick to load, fast metering, AF and custom cards for different scenes. Total automation of picture taking.
Of course the automation can be turned off and the camera used in manual mode but why bother. The pictures I've taken so far are outstanding.
I use only B&W film and print them myself so no lab is involved to mess things up.
Have fun with your new automatic camera!