Agreed, there are too many stale and crappy harem shows. I love this show, but I just didn't want to it go down the dumb harem route. There are shows that are harem, but they could have been better if they weren't harem at all. I remember I had two shows and had it idea for a blog a while back. I forgot details of my argument.
Nisekoi is a good anime that contrasts Golden Time. I do love a bit of drama, but not too much drama. I find Nisekoi my happy, whacky love triangle to watch after I get through Golden Time and Nagi no Asukara.