I don't have a big trouble with metalcore than most people usually have, there's good metalcore, Burst being a major example.
Even if you were right that the other ones are better, then I even more happy that I loved this one, it means that I will never feel dissapointed with their discography. And Cursed is cool man... mkay.
I fail to see something going wrong with Minus The Herd and what I've heard from Cursed, the songwritting is awesome, they actually know how to use breakdowns without being a huge fucking cliche, the vocals suits the music fine (I don't know the other vocalist so I think I'm very objective here), Very technical without loosing feeling (and I usually HATE technical/progressive music), the production and the bassy sound is just gorgeous...etc
It seems too many people are ditching metalcore (and other things that end with core except hardcore or grindcore) just because of the name, which is quite sad. Those guys totally miss bands like The Human Abstract, Born Of Osiris, Burst, War From A Harlots Mouth, Heaven Shall Burn, El Comer Ocho... And the list is getting bigger with time.