I wasn't a fan of waffle fries either, but then I had Chick-Fil-A waffle fries...
See, waffle fries aren't bad, but they're a novelty for me.
I'll be like, "Oooo! Oooo! Waffle fries!" And I think how great they are when I start. but they have poor ketchup control. usually there isn't enough ketchup because it slides through the creases or their is too much because the patty shape whips it up like a spatula.
Then, some of the waffles are so large they don't fit easily in the mouth. Or there's uneven frying. You usually get a jumble of small pieces that are overcooked at the botom of the container.
For me, waffle fries have a place as an occasional change of pace, but they could never be my go to french fry.