Earlier today, T-Mobile announced that it would start selling the gold Galaxy S5 on May 30th. As it turns out, this is the launch date for all of the major carriers in the US. Come the end of this month, a blinged out version of the S5 will be available from the likes of AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, and Verizon as well.
With a simultaneous release across so many carriers, this isn't about exclusivity. This is about providing the masses with a better sense of style. Yeah, the phone's still made of plastic, but just look at that color. Nothing says something about a person the way gold does.
What's this about a band-aid? I have no idea what you're talking about.