Thanks for the input. Though, I don't think this will work necessarily. Apple changed where the Spotlight Comments live. In 10.4 and earlier it was in the .DS store, but as of 10.5 they were moved to the extended file attributes. Eradicating the .DS store will likely still leave Spotlight Comments intact I would think. (All machines in question are on 10.6.8)
...just another little hiccup in the workflow. I feel like I'm going to end up duplicating the folder in question, running an Automator workflow to empty out all Comments and then burn these files, then delete them after burning. Sometimes one step forward is two steps back.