It became second-nature to keep my elbow tucked in when shifting to avoid bumping the armrest, but driving with a winter coat reminds me of how inconvenient it really is. I personally wouldn't go through the trouble of swapping out the whole console, but would love to see a "stubby" aftermarket cover that doesn't have this kind of overhang. (I hope it's ok to repost this image of you, BRGT350... it's the best example that I could find!) Also, I think a short shift kit may help or even alleviate the issue altogether. Has anyone had luck with that?