I like some tracks off S/T better than the entirety of Gore. Generally people who didn't like S/T wanted another White Pony album and those who didn't like SNW wanted more of the same. I have to agree with the person before who mentioned Gore was the first time "It sounds like a band trying to do their best Deftones impression between the music and lyrics."
I also enjoyed DE and KNY, even if not as much as when Chi was writing with the band, as I felt he added way more to their sound. Sergio seems like a nice guy but Quicksand was always forgettable to me.