In response to
"Well if youve ever looked at a shift knob for the 6 speed youd know" posted by 92drls
Why in the hell would I ask "Can anyone with a six speed take a pic of their shifter?" if I had one to look at? How incredibly stupid would that be?
I hadn't thought about it, but most of the manually-shifted cars I've been around were German. The most notable of those were Volkswagens and Porsches. Both of the VWs had shifters that you PUSH IN to get to reverse and I think the Porsche had reverse somewhere off to the left. I remember being a kid and having dad explain to me that reverse and first were close together so that you could 'rock yourself out' if you got stuck in mud or snow.
Bearing that in mind, when I realized that my new transmission was going to be a six-speed, I started thinking about the possible patterns and it seemed like every transmission had like 3 'rows.' There were the gears all the way to the left, straight up and back, and the gears to the right. But when you got to a total of 7 gears (including reverse), there would be 2 'kinda in the middle' rows, and in my mind, this seemed like a recipe for disaster and people would always be accidentally going into the wrong row. So, I just assumed that the Acura people, being famous for over-the-top ergonomics, had implemented something like a 'push in for reverse' scenario to allow one to be confident which gear they were headed to next. I would have never thought they would have put reverse right next to 5th or 6th, because an accidental shift from 4th to reverse or even 5th to reverse would be seemingly catastrophic, and now that I know where it's located, it makes sense that they implemented a lockout solenoid.
So, given all of that, maybe I should have simply titled my post "6 SPEED SHIFTER KNOB PICTURE REQUEST" and I wouldn't have people insinuating that I'm an idiot for asking such a stupid question simply because THEY don't commonly see reverse anywhere but all the way to the right.