I'm using plastic small cell in the brood nest from Dadant. I've heard long time beekeepers say they wouldn't use anything but plastic because it lasts forever and if it gets messed up, you can scrape it down and start over. Last year, in one of my colonies, the broodnest got honey bound and the colony swarmed in late September. I won't let that happen again! But not letting that happen can mean taking out a frame or two, spinning out the honey, and putting it back (or so the bee club people tell me). So I want sturdy brood next frames that can be extracted.
I haven't decided what I'll use in my supers yet. Last year, I put in some wax foundation, and starter strips in others. They girls drew out the wax fine. But last year I was doing cut comb, and this year I'll be extracting, so I'll need something that can hold up to that.
Last year, I started with purchased nucs, and had a variety of frames--black plastic, wired wax, white platic, Duragilt, and so on. In theory, you're not supposed to mix, but I guess since it was already drawn, the bees didn't mind. It is a lot easier to spot eggs on dark foundation, whether it's black plastic or well-used brood comb.