I've installed the Bartons and I love it. I have had a few other people drive my car and they said it felt to mechanical for them. I guess if you're not use to this type of shifter it feels out of place. I have the adjustment as low and I could get it and it feels a ton different than stock.
I would love to test out the new Hurst, I love the stock look. That's what I went for when I picked up the Bartons.