I'm pretty much in this realm of thinking as well. I've shifted my "POS" stock shifter up and down the rpm spectrum. It's STILL the best OEM shifter I've ever felt. I just don't have the reasoning in place to get the MGW shifter. I expect it would be a very top quality unit but I really don't have a need for it to be tops on my mod list. Now if I had the 19 shifter issues and was currently fighting that like the OP, I'd buy the MGW. But that would be done out of necessity which is entirely a different scenario.