Well fellas, I picked up my truck on Sat. It is everything I wanted and more. Being the former owner of a 2nd gen Lightning and not giving a damn about which was, will, or could be faster, I must say this truck kicks ass!!! This truck is what is great and horrible about America all rolled into one insane package. There is something to be said for 500hp and a six speed manual in a bigger than life pickup. Like I said before I don't care who has the faster truck. I have a job and family to look out for. I could care less about racing. The SRT-10 has the fun factor score through the roof. The Lightning is just a stab and go ride. The Dodge is 10 times more enjoyable to drive. It acually feels like a sports car(within reason). The shifter is fine. Much better than I expected. I have yet to miss any up or down shift. Anyhow I'll get you some pics of the truck later. The wing is off already. IMO it looks much better without it. Time to take a ride!