Are we referring to stickshifts? From my understanding, all stickshifts nowadays (commercial cars) have at least 5 gears, with some automatic transmissions from the nineties and early 2000s having four gears.
Personally, I prefer a 5-speed. I think its a perfectly usable amount of gears, and manual transmissions with more than 6 is just, freaking ridiculous. Imagine all that work into shifting all those gears, because each one, especially gears 1 to 4 probably has insanely low gear ratios that launches the car like a rocket. And then, you run into a traffic jam or someone cuts you off and SLOWS DOWN
My car (2002 Corolla S, it's just a fancy body kit Toyota made for it), and it's probably just my car specifically, has 5 speeds (C59 Transmission). Gears 1-2-3 are incredibly fast, and is based on the 2002 Celica's gears (C60) for their six-speed.