Careful now. I'm only 17.
But I totally understand your frustration. The process for getting a license needs to be more strict for people under 18, but not banned all together. Believe it or not there ARE kids out there who know how to drive, and do it responsibly. Most of them are women, and haven't seen the Fast and the Furious more than once.
I've put a lot of time into my car, but I think it was perfect for me, since its small, NOT automatic, and beginning to show its age. The kids who are bought brand new cars don't seem to care because daddy bought it for them.