I would generally agree. Gaining weight quickly means more fat gain which is then harder to remove. Depends on how much fat is acceptable. This presumes you are training natural anyway. 0.5-1lb a week maximum if you are training hard, resting lots and eating big.
Mmmmmmm looking at your fitday is making me hungry.
I like the standing smith calves as it also tougens up the old 'Shelf' for squatting. That's some good weight you're doing there it's so much harder than doing them on the leg press machine.
Keep up the good work!