Unless the force is enough to break away pieces, metal tends to deform permanently, wood tends to give and stay in the original shape. There are reasons why people still can use 100 year old wood cameras -- though one of those reasons is that a lot more wood cameras were made.
Metal cameras look better on metal pods, wood cameras on wood pods...
Typically, wood cameras are lighter.
It would be great to get your hands on both and see how the controls, etc feel best for you.