Wow.....that's really bizarre. It's not like it's some kinda expensive feature or rocket science to have the gear indicated....
It's sort of annoying in the dark to have to think about how to manuever the gear shift for something other than Park.
I guess after a while you just memorize the pattern...
1985 300SD - 'Grace' (198K mi.)
2010 Honda Fit Sport
2013 Honda Accord Sport
1996 Lexus LS400 (Retired)
1995 Ford Contour SE (Retired)
1976 Porsche 914 (Sold)
1972 Datsun 240Z (RIP)