After a short drive I love everything about it except one thing. I think my hands are too big for the size of the ball. Love the feel of it, shifting feel, and look; just not sure yet on the grip. I think over time as I get used to it my acceptance will increase.
I've been driving with the OEM knob for 2+ years and this is the first MT car I've owned so it's probably just going to take some getting used to.