Regarding the European CR-V, I believe they have paddle shifters (and maybe even manual transmission) for some years.
Regarding the 2020 CR-V Hybrid, according to the early specs, it appears that it will have paddle shifters (I believe mainly to assist in charging the batteries). I am not interested in a Hybrid. It's a shame they couldn't include paddle shifters with the normal gas model (Honda offers it in HR-V, Pilot and Passport). I would guess since RAV4 does not yet have paddle shifters, Honda didn't find it necessary to include.
I have driven and owned manual transmissions all my life except for my current vehicle (2010 TSX) with automatic (and paddle shifters). I use the paddle shifters mainly for occasional down shifting for compression braking when slowing down. It keeps me more engaged in the driving, and helps with my brakes.