I'm in extreme NE GA and don't get to Atlanta often. If you happen to be up this way, you can check out my car. It has a B&M short shifter. The B&M (and others) is a very precise part, and makes a big difference in the preciseness of the shift. Of course, having cables, it's hard to compete with the best shifters that simply bolt directly to the top of the box. Having said that - I think it's pretty impressive for a remote shifter. I too, do not like the feel of the stock shifter - at all.