I don't know what to tell ya about the plastic, to each his own, I guess.
My wife's 2012 has it at the back, my 2014 is body color.
They both look good to me, in different ways.
I do get many more compliments when driving my wife's car than mine, but I think the color has a lot to do with that.
I'm not sure where all the allergies people have for plastic are coming from. I'd rather pay a little less for my 412 or 420 hp ground pounders, thank you very much. Usually plastic weighs less than the more exquisite materials, too. Better for my hp/wt ratio, better for my bank account-what's not to love?
Seriously though, when tastefully done, plastic is just fine. When done like a Pontiac Aztec, then I'm right there with the rest of the whiners.
I'm not a big fan of the s550 styling (mainly that fugly face) but the amount of plastic they used, and where they used it at is fine by me.