I just installed the Steeda STS and it's OK.
Not all the rave people have said it was to be.
Yes, the throws are shorter but we are talking about maybe a half an inch or so.
I had the stock shifter with 2 inches cut off the top and difference/shortness in throws with the Steeda is barely noticable.
The shifter does make the shifts more firm and does give you a more connected feel to the car/engine/tranny.