Tons of what if's on both sides. What I did learn from all of that, if you do not like either candidate for president and was going to leave you ballot blank refusing to vote for either, DON'T. Watching the recounts with all those ballots which skipped the president office, saying this person voted for 10 Republicans and 5 Democrats so he meant to vote for Bush or vice versa, for Gore. That was crazy, they probably meant not to vote for either one.
So in my opinion, the recounts were not honest either. For me the fact Gore failed to carry his home state, if he did Florida would not have meant squat. That was where he lost, not Florida. The people that knew him best opted for someone else. I really do not know if Gore would have been a better president than Bush, that is pure speculation. I suppose what one thinks there boils down partisan lines.