While nothing rivals a nice looking piece of select hardwood, laminates can be easy on the eye and much more stable in hunting weather. Aside from the black rifles I own, I do not have any BA's with composite stocks. Wait, I take that back. My single shot rimfire BR rig has a laminate stock, but it came that way from the factory.
I'm a big fan of Savage. I have multiple Model 12s and additional barrels for swapping calibers. They all wear thumbhole laminate stocks. More ergonomic.
In Theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In Practice, there is.