I have it. It's fine, but i could shift the same quickness stock as with the short shifter. It shortens it up a lil, but its much stiffer. When in neutral, my shifter doesnt return to the middle when you shake it left and right. The only reason why i got it is because creative compacts was selling it for 69 bucks with free shipping. IMHO it didn't really do much for me because i could already shift the stock shifter pretty fast.
don't get confused by ex_dsmer's post, it is a quicker shift and much less effort. he is correct about the stiffness and the shifter not returning all the way centered in neutral (unless you put it there)
I have it and it isnt stiff and it does go back to neutral you guys probably didnt put any lube on it like your supose to. IMO this is a great shifter i would buy it again if i had too. I recomend it why pay hundreds of dollars on a shifter when you can pay practically nothing for one that does the same thing.