I have taught everything from PK through MS. All were perfect for me for where I was in my life at the time I taught them.
Sometimes you don't get to choose. Sometimes you have to take what you can get. I am certified K-9 (7-9 SS - I think in the dark ages 9 was still part of junior high). So, that made me marketable in a wide range of grade levels.
I had always sworn I would never teach MS. I was talked into it 20+ years ago to "just try it for a year". I would never consider going to the little ones again (although I still go down to their wing for my "hug fix").
I think it is wonderful to have males in the elementary grades. So many children are without male role models. But as to whether one is better than the other has little to do with gender IMO. Technically, your gender should not make a difference in hiring. However, all things being equal, IMO a male wold have an edge over a female in ELE.
If you belong to a church, volunteer to teach SS/Bible Class to middle school and see how you like it.