I should have known since Casio has a specific line of steel G-Shocks but it didn't register like that so I decided to check out the Ga200-1A & GA200BW-1A. I didn't get much past my first impression that plastic overtly masquerading as metal screams "cheap plastic watch". It's one thing to have a colorful "plastic" watch that isn't trying to be anything more than just that but I don't think I can do these fake metal faces. It's only my opinion and I'm sure others here love them but I don't think I'd get much mileage out of these. It's too bad because I really wanted to like one or both of them.
I'll live with them for a few days and see if I warm up to either. I never want it to be said that I can't open my mind to change.