Dragon Ball is my religion! And Goku is my God!
Sometimes, when I need to see those pure emotions of 'never giving up', 'treasuring friendship', etc, I appeal to Shounens.
I like all the genres, but I would not pick Shounen as my favorite...
For me, Shounen is in the middle. There are REALLY good shounens, and there are those that I dislike (even though a lot of people love it, like Toriko).
It's impossible to discuss which genre is better, but we can talk about what we like better. (Gender Bender is my favorite)
I don't like when Shounen fans bad mouth Shoujo, saying it's like playing house, Barbie, etc. It gets on my nerves when people say that the world doesn't need flowers, only muscles, sweat and fight Dx
And I don't see Shoujo fans bad mouthing Shounen that much... There are some who are even ashamed of liking Shoujo o-o'
But in Japan, the main magazine that publishes manga is Shounen Jump, so I can understand why Shounen is so loved/hated...