I wonder if the great engagement is what's causing the knocks when shifting. I'll admit sometimes in the morning when I'm not all three yet, I get lazy with the shifter and definitely agree with your assessment overall. I've ordered them and we'll see if there any improvements.I welcome all VT aftermarket manufacturers.
But a tighter shifter is not something I have been wanting.
That is not to say that the VT shifter couldn't be improved and TWM seems to be capable of improving shifters.
So here is what I would want TWM to improve about the VT shifter.
The VT shifter lacks clear detents and springs like a good BMW shifter. I'm not the only one here who has accidentally tried to take off in 3rd gear thinking that I was in 1st gear. This has gotten better over time with my VT but it is still something that needs improvement. The VT needs to be shoved all the way in to gear even after you have felt the gear move in to place. My favorite BMW shifter would spring the rest of the way once the gear was engaged so you could kinda let go of the shifter knob once the gear was engaged. This is a subtle thing but it really added to the feel of the car.