When I drove Tactical trucks in the Army, they taught us when stopped to shift into 2nd before 1st. I've always done that every since out of habit and its been over 15 years now! I've had many cars since then,both domestic and foriegn,with standard tranny's and almost all of them have seemed to not want to let me shift into first now and then...even while at a stop. Guess all those years were good for something after all-
I've driven Porches,Maseratis,and Farraris who's trannys acted touchy now and then too.