However when I talk to people wanting a rabbit, many of them prefer a buck specifically because they have read the exact same thing. I recently had a man wanting a rabbit for his daughter and had several breeders tell him to never buy a doe. It's very hard to explain to someone that isn't always the case.
Now I must admit, we have a couple extremely adorable bucks who love to run around the yard and interact with you. They are beyond adorable. But at the same time, for the most part our does are all just as sweet. In the morning it is actually my does who beg for head pats over and over and over. They just hang their head out and down just waiting and never want it to end.
I can't attest for all rabbitries but I can attest for ours that our does are very snuggly and love cuddles as much as the others. And hormones have not really played a role. We did purchase one doe who was pretty high strung to begin with, but as long as she has no babies she guards, she licks your nose and enjoys love as much as the others. Even my sweetest doe does get a little reclusive when pregnant, but never agressive or mean. I think it's important to just pay attention to what they want. If they are leaning their head out for snuggles then comply and if they back away then leave them alone that day. Respecting them seems to keep them more calm. And teaching young children to read what they are trying to express is pretty simple.