No experience with the cheapo shifter here, but you get what you pay for. My hand has spent 2 hours a day for nearly 11 years rowing a shifter. Get something you KNOW you're gonna like.
FWIW, the MGW shifter (mgwltd.com) is a FAR superior product than the Steeda. Worth every penny of the $180 I paid. I had both, as well as a Pro 5.0 which was about on par with the Steeda. Worth checking out at the very least.
2011 3.7L V6, AM/Bama tune, 3.55, Flowmaster 40s
2000 3.8L V6, email@example.com all motor [SOLD]