I run all mediums and use wired wax foundation without hooks....I use the frames from Kelleys that the wax slips through a slot in the top bar. I considered using the pins but instead decided to wire my frames, which in light of what you're saying, I guess was a good decision...because it seems to work quite well.
However, in the interest of full disclosure, I will tell you this....I build and paint my own boxes, Nucs, inner covers, solid bottom boards, SBB's, migratory covers, telescoping covers and assemble my own frames. Wiring frames without a doubt is my least favorite part of the entire process. It may be the ONLY part of beeing a Beek that I really don't enjoy. It's not "terrible", it's just not much fun. :(
Quite a few people go plastic for that reason....Something I'm really not interested in doing. Others go foundationless as Kathy mentioned, I may eventually end up there...or not, that's a decision that I'll make down the road at some point. :)