Fair enough -- Thank you for the answer. :)
My main reasons for enjoying anime is the entertainment value. If I watch and enjoy anime, it's for comedy, story and action. If an anime has all three? Bonus. Otherwise, it is one of those individual genres is my main reason for watching anime.
Slice of life and trashy ecchi/harem stuff definitely provides on the comedy aspect but not the action/story front, though I guess this depends on the anime in question.
Shounen usually covers all bases, so it's a good watch for entertainment value.