Ive had the barton on my car and it was nice. Then I picked up a used blowfish street bracket and it was perfect. However now running the stock shifter as my wife is learning to drive stick and she found the barton too stiff with her lack of upper body strength to shift smooth. Now it's sitting on my desk. I may end up putting it up for sale because despite the extra length of the stock throw, I think shift time is the same for stock vs the barton because the barton has a much higher effort. Paired with the blowfish the barton is like working a rifle bolt though, tight and precise.
Honestly the best shifter upgrade you can do is either the MGW race spec or add a used blowfish bracket (usually easily found over on SVT
for sale). If you really want to improve the shift feel you need to get rid of the body anchor point.