Well, "kawaii" anime tends to get redundant. Nothing new here. There usually isn't much context behind the "cute" aspect of the series, rather than its intention to be "cute".
Horror anime series are some of the best I have seen, and I find that they deserve more recognition. There is something unique in each of them; they're not all necessarily "scary", despite their classification, but there is something brewed along with them that makes them interesting in their own way, whether it is suspense or emotion or whatever it may be. A lot of horror anime are made complete with a psychological element, so, inevitably, many of them have something meaningful and mind-bending put into them. I don't like anime where I can stare blankly and half pay attention when I please, and still have a perfect idea of what is going on. Horror series are also less subject to contain a cliche set of characters than the cutesy series. The cutesy ones all have the same idea in all.
I have to go with horror, but I'm sure you aren't the only one.
I watch both, but I'd still pick horror over "kawaii" any day. The plots are genres I'm really interested in, whereas with anime like Ouran High School School Host Club or Special A (these are the types that I think are light-hearted and cute, I'm not sure if you personally classify them as "kawaii"), I watch them because I think they're funny and they make me smile. :) I watch them for completely different reasons, but my love for deeper plots trumps my love for watching things that cheer me up on a bad day.
However, everyone has their different preferences, and if we're covering the vast amount of anime fans worldwide it would be theoretically impossible for you to be the only anime fan that prefers cute over horror. xD
As a side note, I have yet to find a horror anime that has actually scared me.
I like cute animes :) But they aren't my favorite .. i have never been into horror animes. I don't like to have a heavy heart while i'm watching anime.
I like to feel happy and like I am actually getting something from the anime. Not just violence, intense emotion and scary plots.
I'd prefer cute over scary. I don't like stuff that are too girly though except Shugo Chara. That's probably the only super girly one I have watched. I haven't watched horror anime yet.Anything close to it would be like mystery and suspense. I have watched Psycho-Pass. Does that count as a horror anime?
Don't get me wrong, It's not like I don't like cute anime, I'm watching this kind of anime every time I feel like I need some lighthearted series like Shugo Chara, K-On, etc especially if I'm in a bad mood. But I still prefer supernatural/horror/mystery/psychological because I love these kind of genres and I really like to puzzle my mind and love logical but mindf*cking things. I usually watch anime with a unique or twisted plot over than oh-funny-love-kawaii-so-moe without a serious plot.