I've opened the storage lid with my elbow a few times but basically have figured out how my body should be situated in the seat (specially shoulder position) so that my right arm is a bit farther forward.
The problem with that is that occasionally my elbow will dig into the corner there at the top of the console were it drops off to the parking brake.
Ford should have used the same spongy rubber type material that they use in the rest of the dash for that center console are as well. would have made resting your arm in places other than the actual arm rest (which for me is far back) much more comfortable.
2012 GT Premuim - Candy Metallic Red, MT82, Comfort package, Reverse Camera, Brembos and 3.73's.
Mods: JLT oil separator, Koni Sports, Steeda sport springs/HD strut mounts, GT500 Axleback, Air Raid CAI
373 RWHP / 356 TQ - Stock on 87 octane