We had to use plastic or wood when we had a non stick pan, but we chucked it out in favour of a cast iron one so now it's wood or metal. I hated the plastic ones, which got accidentally melted a bit a few times.
I have really high quality stainless steel cookware which I have had since 1993,and it still looks just like new after all these years! I use both wooden and the 'safe' plastic utensils when cooking,and I do have a super 'flipper-type thing(what ARE these called,for heaven's sake?!!! It is on the tip of my tongue!) for turning foods in the frypan,which happens to be metal(stainless steel)