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Just to add another viewpoint to this thread, I have a UUC short shifter (no dssr) and I feel the effort is a bit too high for my liking. I've put on ~4k miles, so by no means is it unbearable, just a personal taste. Is it short and solid? Absolutely - movement is minimal and very positive gear engagement. But the effort gliding into gear is a bit more than I like (I came from a honda civic, so keep that in mind!).
I've driven a z3 shifter and an e36 with steel bushings (IIRC) and a short shifter, and apparently those fellas are gorillas - so it's not like there aren't others out there loving shifters with far more effort than mine too.
My intention is to give an e60 short shifter a try.
2001 Carbon Black on Caramel - 127k miles - Selling this year, sadly. Time to move on.