Not me, I liked the 18 a lot more than the 15-17. That's why I finally bought one. But yes I've seen 50 years of the "ugly" new vehicle cycles.May I remind you that basically everyone said the exact same thing about the 2018s, and the 2015 when it first came out, and the 2010 before that. The only time I can recall a mustang design being universally loved immediately was the '05. I'm sure even that design had haters I'm not aware of.
The grill surround probably drops out on performance models. I know one thing, THIS has grown on me waaaaay faster than the leaked 2015 Mustang pics did.I don't see any plastic, if you're talking about that blocky character line going around the grille, it looks like metal.