I started golf at the age of 13 in 1955 when the only golf shoes available were those with metal spikes, apart from the few available with rubber "maze" pattern soles, which were useless when it was wet. I must say I find the newer plastic cleats OK, except on hilly, wet courses where you really do need metal spikes---I've taken a tumble more than once because of this.
My own preference is always for metal spikes---they are the best all round, and there is very little evidence for them causing more damge to greens than any other type. Indeed they seem to help with aeration. Most clubs here in Britain still allow metal spikes, although I understand they are banned at many American courses.
Sadly, it is very difficult to find new shoes with metal spikes, but fortunately, I'm not very hard on my shoes, and I still have some from years gone by---even some tan brogues with "kilties" believe it or not.
Does anyone know of manufacturers still offering metal-spiked shoes?