I think comparing brood laying also depends on the foundation. Was it prepackaged foundation manufactured only for honey or worker cell production or free drawn wax which will always show drone cell production as well as worker bees.
As for the combo plastic frame, plastic foundation being sold that had to be my worst investment ever. Even a year or two later that foundation is full of tunnels, burr foundation and simply a nightmare to look at.
Seeing a friends drawn comb in a supersized Russian box simply had me in awe. Straight and true and a beautiful combination of drawn brood cells - AS the hive wants it to develop.