First of all, no one wants a car with a crummy manual transmission. If Fiat/Alfa can't get it right with the Giulia, then I most likely wouldn't want it either. As for the attributes of the automatic, it provides super quick automatic shifting for those who want that, but doesn't provide the physical interaction/brain sensations others like.
Some like classical music, others like hip hop, but either isn't necessarily the chosen cup of tea for all. One might argue that hip hop is more modern, but that doesn't necessarily mean it should be the chosen style of music for all, as the automatic transmission fans seem to think a car transmission should be. There are aspects to be appreciated for both styles/designs.
Me, I don't see a Giulia in our future. Too much money for something I will not really appreciate, since I don't drive on the street in a manner which would take advantage of the one/single positive aspect of the automatic, quick shifting sans meaningful driver interaction.
"So let's consider the brand has already died for "pure" Alfisti?"
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6