I just purchased a 2016 ST a few months ago. My last car was a evo 8 with 5 speed. Downshifting with that 5 speed was easy and somewhat difficult to really mis a shift. The 'gates' were tight and the feel was easy to run through the gears either upshifts or downshifts. With the Focus I am noticing the throw and 'gate' feels a bit more awkward. For example, the 5-4 seems a bit more awkward than other manuals I have been in, but maybe cause this is honestly my first 6 speed. I have always preferred 5 speeds. Sometimes I try downshifting from 5-4 and end up actually doing a 5-6, lol. It feels like an awkward angle and throw, You almost have to shift out of gear, let it get centered for a split second, then downshift. WTH is the deal with this car, haha. So anyone else noticed this?