Snapshot 13w02b, Snapshot 13w03a
According column order works differently (from top to bottom (above the rail)):
1. - Hopper-chest-hopper-oven: not even enter some hoppers activating the comparator.
2.- Hopper-dispenser-hopper-oven: Enter item and all is well distributed.
3.- Hopper-hopper-hopper-oven: Enter item and distributed by all good (except for the first hopper) although comparators hoppers are turned on and off very fast.
4.- Hopper-dispenser-hopper-chest-hopper-oven: Enter item and all is well distributed (although the distribution is worse than in case 2).
NOTE: In all cases the first hopper NEVER enter item.
IMPORTANT: For more details, look at the pictures.
And finally, I guess that may be my problem distribution system, speed or other cause... about the possibility of "other cause" is what I report this possible bug.