I kinda like the composite idea and think they should be standard on the upcoming truck line if possible. What a great selling point to launch a new product with.. If they'd market it that is. I'd much prefer something that can take a beating and not get dented up in the process.... that is, if it truly is as durable as the standard sheet metal design. If not I guess I'd pass. Not to mention the rust issue we have in the midwest. That tail gate is awesome by the way!! Very nice truck..