The controls issue always puzzled me. I suspect
it's related to which side of the road you drive on. I've driven "stick-shift" here and there. I always found it very odd to change gear with my "good" right hand and steer with my left, as I don't have the same sensitivity and control with the stupid hand. When you think about it though, changing gear is the tricky bit, and steering down big straight roads is very easy. Not so here, where your life is in your hands every foot of the way.
I notice that Redbay Expedition ribs are all set up for right hand controls, "handy", if you're a Ciotóg