I also like the drop shot. I prefer to use it with the standout hooks. Now, this is my first year using them, but with those standout hooks, I was able to work in snags i'd never have dreamed of dropping a regular hook into. Having the weight below the hook gives you a chance to use that weight to back out of a light snag.
1987 Whaler Super Sport 17, Yamaha 90
1981 Whaler Sport 13, Johnson 50