You guys want low price or you want high fashion?????
What's the problem with plastic? Strong, doesn't interfere with radio waves!
It is light weight, hard ot break and easy to fix.
My radio is a tool, not a fashion statement. If you want fashion, get a JR 11X. Now there is a high fashion looking radio.
Sliders are nice and, I would think that a 12 channel radio would have them. But if A radio with sliders from a major brand costs $400 and the FlySky 12 don'ts have them and costs $150 ..... I can live without sliders.