I've been corresponding with a professor who has been studying sexual dimorphism in humans - lots of traits that are different for women and men. Height and height preferences come under this heading. He has done a lot of work on mostly average sized people and finds that, surprise, guys like shorter gals and gals like taller guys. He has been able to look at this question deeply across cultures and other things.
Reading his papers, it is clear he was focusing on women under 6'0 and guys under 6'6. The short end of the scale is also-under represented. He is very careful to point this out in his studies, but others have made blanket statements that I and a few of my taller friends don't feel hold water, but that is just anecdotal evidence. I don't have any data.
I decided to do my own survey and this seems like a great place to ask people. There are only ten questions and two are essay questions if you like to write. I doubt most people will take more than five minutes and probably less.
I'll write up what I've found and what the professor says afterwards. There may or may not be surprises, but there is only one way to find out. Feel free to comment here too.