Somebody suggested I get short shifters to "pimp out" my car. Of course I don't really care about that, and I won't get them. I can see how having a shorter shift lever could make for a quicker shift, since you have to move the lever less. I did however, think of my mother. She has bursitis in her right shoulder, sometimes shifting her VW aggravates this. Does having a short shifter put less strain on the shoulder, and a greater burden on the wrist instead? Could this possibly require less effort from the shoulder than a normal shift lever?