Did you get to Soul Society? Because I can't comprehend how anyone could not get hooked on it. Specially considering that you like shonen anime.
If my info is correct, the Soul Society Arc started with episode 21, so I don't think I watched until then.
Maybe that's the reason I did not like it...
It's true that I really like shonen anime (One Piece, Naruto (Shippuuden), SnK and others) but not everything I guess. Another example besides Bleach has to be Dragon Ball (X, GT, Kai, you name it...). I know that it is immensely popular, but I never was enthusiastic about it.