No question about it. I was weaned on Fenders and my first experience with a short scale was an old EB-0. Wow! I loved that this smaller bass had so much "bass" in it too! But it was many years until I acquired a mid 70's EB-3 that I kept for some years.
I still find 34" scale my base line, but I do enjoy forays into the shorter lengths. I have an Alembic Mark King that's a 32" and is a really comfortable fit. I like playing it a lot. I wouldn't mind having some other basses in 32" as well. Now that Warmoth makes them I'd look here first for something well suited.
Other than a Turser Beatle bass (for those brief forays into 30") my last shorty was a Triumph. Great bass, but once the novelty of it wore off I didn't play it much, so it had to go. Quite amazing though. The passive low-impedance pickups were very impressive.
Going the other way, my hands find 35" problematic in first position. It's just enough of an extra stretch to exceed my years of muscle memory. I find 5 stringers too wide for comfort as well so I stick with my 4's.
Hey, whatever works best, right?