I've had my share of Caravans. And I hate that shifter. For me, it was just close enough to get in the way sometimes. I wouldn't knock it out of gear, but I would sometimes inadvertently switch it to autostick mode.
However, I still like it better than the shifter on some of the Lincolns in 2020:
I will say if the shifter in the Maverick works like it has in every Fusion or Escape Hybrid I've driven, the feature I like most is that you don't have to remember to shift to Park before you cut it off. Just cut it off and it will shift automatically into Park for you.