I'm a broken record around here.
I post too many times in too many threads about how I can't stand screens and nonphysical buttons. Instead, here's a thread that seeks to accomplish just the opposite.
Personally, I've always loved the 70s-80s 911 defrost levers, every time I've pulled one up I expect to get ejected shortly thereafter, but it hasn't happened yet.
EDIT: I think we've already had a gauge and manual shift knob thread, so this is for all the other items.