At ten gigabits ethernet over copper cable really struggles. Everything has to be just right and even well terminated twisted pair cable is on the hairy-edge.
On the job that I've just finished had a lot of fibre and copper data and the time to test (on a per circuit basis) is much higher for copper than fibre. With OM3 fibres so long as you have an acceptable sub-3dBs of attenuation at 850nM ten gigs is a doddle. We had to re-terminate maybe half a dozen circuits and using our INNO core-alignment splicer it takes no time. On the other hand getting the copper data cables right is a mission with Near-end cross-talk, alien cross-talk and return loss all having the be measured across four pairs. The output (above) is from our Fluke DTX-1800 analyser.
As an aside, one of the freelancers I use a lot showed me a brilliant trick with fibre panels); the BT standard for core-order involves having the coloured and striped cores 12 couplers away from each other in a 24-port panel. The better way is to put the coloured and striped cores next to each other in the same duplex pair so that if you make a mistake it's easily rectified at test-time.