I should be buying the LX sometime by May 3. I'll let you know if it's changed there too... I know my accountant's 2019 LX purchased in the fall is plastic.Looks to me like Honda was paying attention to you guys! The part of the dipstick that goes into the oil in MY 2019 Touring is all metal and has the standard two holes to register "low" and "high". The only plastic is at the handle end.