I think that the bowl you should use is solely based on the brand of tobacco you are smoking.
For SB and AF (tangiers too of course) I only use a phunnel. They are juicy and need to be sitting in their own delicious juices to boost the flavors like crazy.
For HH and AW i only use a Mya or Egyptian Traditional bowls, they aren't as juicy, but in a phunnel the smoek and flavor do not come out as well. With Trad. bowls the smoke and flavor come directly through the holes, you get great taste.