I never really knew how I felt about Queensryche. My older brother really like them a lot so I could tolerate and there is some material that I enjoy. I was about 7 when operation mindcrime came out, so I really didn't understand it until I listened to it a few years back when I inherated a plethera of CD's.
As far as MTV goes it's pretty much a mute point. I remember reading that they basicaly moved away from the videos because they didn't get the ratings that the shitty shows got. I will say though when Puck stuck his finger in the peanut butter....classic TV moment.
I had a friend that worked for Folkway Records (smithsonian record label) who turned me on to the following video. The Director of Folkway Records was in the band or something like that. I think Thomas Dolby ripped them off.