I think there are way too many people today that do NOT know how to drive a atv with a REAL clutch, and thus they fear what they don't know!
and pass on bogus information
I have run countless very tight and twisty races with MX bikes with real clutches, and shifting gears was constant almost, and also second nature after some seat time, didn;t even realize I was doing it, it IMO makes you a better rider, and more in tune with your machine too!
and for sure helps with hand eye foot ear coordination as well!
and its been proven to do so too!
NOW if you live where a 2 wheel drive atv is not the best(many places are steep slick, and or muddy), then a 4x4 atv is more what you should have
but as for having a real hand operated clutch or not, is NOTHING but personal preference and riders ability and desire!
if you want to shift gears, get one and have fun I say!
as they say, you could always sell if your unhappy with it, they do hold there value rather well, at this point
and there are a LOT of upgrade options for the over the timberwolf you have now too!