@Doc_Scott, in order to run a data compare report you have to have the admin data export package. However, we are only given the admin data report (output from the export package). How do you propose we compare without the export package? I hope my question, and the limitation, is clear.
In other words, the admin data report delivered with the help collections is not useful without the admin data export package used to create it. Yes, we can view ootb preferences, etc but cannot compare it to our own to see what has changed, new, removed, etc. Just having the report is of limited benefit as we need the data package too.