I am actually pretty happy with the shifter. I do think the knob could use improvement, although the stock knob is only second in feel to my MINI coopers, Which I replaced with a whalen shift machine.
For now, I made my own 2" Ball style knob out of teflon, which is nice, but it really needs something more substantial with weight like AL, SS or TI. I'd make my own but I would spend more on bar stock and drill bits than 3 knobs. I drilled the tapped hole as deep as I could and it lowered the knob about another 1/2" .
Hint, Hint, wheres the aftermarket knobs?
2013 Focus ST Performance Blue
201A, Moonroof, Nav, Performance Blue Recaros