Man I prefer the non metallic faces. Brings out the sculpt and allows for a more clear graphic statement. Really pops. I don't mind metallic when it's not too reflective and it's on the lighter side. Shiny faces cause all kinds of bizarre reflections and distortions that aren't flattering. A good example, Prowls face suffers from having his face and eyes the same value so there is no pop or life in his eyes. He could use the same coloring as MP Ratchet. Similar set-up, white helmet, grey face light blue optics. Now you could also just paint his eyes or Wheeljacks eyes lighter, but I still think their are a few shades too dark anyway. I think Smokescreen pulls off the silver/blue eyes better. Magnus is nice too. I don't want a PVC figure either. Little touches of chrome, metallics and jeweled Translucent bits are great as accents against bold, crisp, vivid paint.