Hi Honey, thanks for sharing your experience.
I run all 8 frame deeps with plastic foundation in wooden frames. From all the reading I've done in here and on Michael Bush's site, I've decided to go all foundationless next year (I'd have done it this year if I had learned about it earlier in the year).
I mentor some people here where I'm at and they went all strips in many of their boxes. What I noticed is the medium frames draw out straighter than deep frames, but did not notice anything I would call a real mess. There is some waveyness here and there, but no gross missalignment issues in their hives.
I'm figuring that during my regular hive inspections next year, I'll keep watch on the wax progress, and cut out anything that might be crooked as a snakes path and let the bees start over. It's what I had to do when I started out on all plastic and it's worked out fine for it.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed. I treat, but have not perfected varroa management yet.