The problem I have is that most of the cars I have or am looking at are column shift. So it is hard to figure out a cool shifter knob. I have seen the cheap/cheesy ones you can buy at wal-mart or autozone. They are not really an improvement.
I never had a column shifter car cool enough for a new knob but I think one of these would look cool if you want to make your own. I totally agree, all of the off the shelf ones you get seem to be really cheap looking. They have quite a few custom ones on ebay, spendy but they look good.