Here is what I would like to have for the shifter, and why:
I have never owned a car that did not have a shift lever and clutch, been using the gears to keep in torque range and decelerate in mostly under-powered vehicles for over sixty years. Including the Mitsubishi FG with an exhaust brake which is toggled by a lever on the steering column. and works well to save brake wear. We recently rented a modern car with an 8-speed auto tranny, toggleable between all of the gears using the shift lever, which was probably no more efficient but kept me from going nuts while driving. So my Leaf driving consists of shifting from D to B and then using e-Pedal for short bursts when going down hills, shifting to N for coasting down hills, then back into gear when needed (I know, stupid, but keeps my hand busy...). This is easier for me than using e-Pedal, which requires too much foot finesse. It would seem simple to have say 5 or 6 levels of re-charge braking, toggleable, in the Leaf. I understand that Chevy does this..... Probably can download whatever shift pattern you prefer in Tesla?
2015 Leaf sold
2019 Leaf Plus S as of 9/30/19