TPP, I'm the same way. I'll most likely be not as happy if my Shiny Scyther (if I ever get one) is female. I just think that a female Shiny Scizor won't be as intimidating (no offence to the ladies/girls here in the SHC).
Update: 600 Scyther Resets.
P.S. I want my Shiny Kecleon (from my first playthrough of Ruby) back! <()>