I've taken some pretty strange room locations just to get onboard, hazards of single travel you know! Strangest being the rooms that surround the upper deck pool on the Norway! I won't go into details about what I saw looking out my window into the window of the pool! Of course, I didn't have to look!!!!
I prefer to be way forward or aft, but have had to take my share of middle cabins. I like being on a higher deck, too! I've only had a balcony cabin once and nice, yes, but just get me onboard!