Pins will probably work fine for you. I think alot of preferences are what you learn on. I learned on old wired frames, and prefer them. I rotate boxes to push for big colonys, at the same time I feel it relieves brood nest congestion. There is alot of discussion about this, but it seems to work for me, old George swears by it, so why not? The result is that almost any frame could eventually end up in the extractor, so I like the added strength of wired frames. I also don't want wavy or sagging comb when they are drawing it out. Just makes a mess of things, the possibility of more drone comb in the brood nest etc. They will chew up and rebuild drone comb anywhere they think they need it anyway, so why encourage them?
I'm not the biggest fan of the plastic foundations or fully drawn plastic frames. After all, bees naturally secrete wax, not plastic. Might was well give them something to do with it. I might feel differently if I had suffered great amounts of wax moth or rodent damage, but I haven't. Old dogs and new tricks I guess... we don't do change well.