Hey Calvin, we apologize that you found the shift knob not up to standard. If there's anything we can do via Cravenspeed to improve your experience with the product please let us know. Also, the 'color & type' drop down menu specifies there are two types of knobs, one that is plain, and another with the shift pattern. I believe you selected the plain option in red on your order (perhaps not intentionally), this may have been why there was no shift pattern on the knob. Again, if there's anything we can do please contact us.