That depends on who you ask because driving a manual in traffic doesn't have to be that bad. The trick is to hang back in the slow lane, keeping it in one gear and just cruising. Can't be like everyone else that races from one cars bumper to another.Manual is way more fun, but for those who do a lot of city driving the auto would be better. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, really down to personal preference.
For someone that always wanted a manual regardless of the vehicle they have, this will be a treat even if its not perfect. Personally I wouldn't get it, seen all the issues the JK was plagued with, plus this will be my daily driver. Rather have a relaxed daily.If there's anything I could say about driving Wranglers from 2013ish that had the 6 speed, the clutch on them is super light so driving in traffic really isn't bad at all. It's also extremely forgiving and easy to drive smoothly. The only problem I found was that the gearbox is very sloppy.
Not only that but automatic provides better gas mileage and we've reached a time where automatics get far better mileage than manuals. Basically you have to really like manual to get it, not for everyone.I'd just go for the automatic, it's the more sensible option as a daily driver and rowing through the gears in heavy traffic isn't my idea of fun.