So my initial reaction (keep in mind I have never seen a shift boot delete until now) it is both interesting and 'why' at the same time. Like I get the cleaner look and at first glance, nailed it.
If this was going into a pure toy/racecar kind of car there wouldn't be a center console so seems more targeted at those who daily. There is a lack of storage in the center console today and would worry about items falling into the hole and becoming lost or otherwise impeding the ability to shift. That is the largest concern. To me, it seems like 'something is missing' from the interior seeing the shifter mechanism being open. You have a finished interior then a void, something missing...
The picture @Coolpool
doesn't really jive for me.
I like the clean/flat look of the delete but the 'openness' (stuff falling in) is a turnoff. The plastic ball(or even a moving flat plate) in the console really reminds me of some ragged on arcade game. So then I kind of sit and think, what about some brush type material (keep the delete look) around the opening to prevent items from falling in?
The brush material which comes to mind is something like this: https://www.wecarlson.com/sites/default/files/weather-seal-1_0.jpg
Just not sure if this sort of material would really work well.
Is the current opening the least amount of opening required to facilitate shifting?
Can you cut out the shift pattern to fill in some of this void twhile still giving the boot delete?
Would there be an option to choose a color?
If you could do a shift pattern style for a 2016, I'd at least give it a whirl and provide more feedback.
The openness to the moving bits is the huge concern for me.
My random 2 cents.