I had a Hurst on my dodge dakota with an NV3500 and it worked great but for two things. The two bolts that bolted the shifter rod to the shift base would work themselves loose. I solved that by using loc-tight. The second issue was noise. The stock shifter was some type of composite plastic type thing that obsorbed most of the sound. With the hurst and it's all metal it transfered all the sound from the tranny to inside the cab... got incredibly annoying... so much so that you could have a conversation at highway speeds but it was somewhat difficult. Now, the NV3500 is a pretty noisy tranny, more so than an AX-15.
To date, I have a NV3550 in my 95' YJ. Basicly the same as the NV3500. I put a B&M shifter in this one. It's still a metal base and rod but there is no noise in the cab being transmitted from the transmission through the shifter.
I like the B&M more. The throw may be more than the Hurst... maybe... but I like it more...
Also the Hurst comes with a ball while the B&M doesn't... but the stock one fits.