There was a thread like this some years ago here. It's interesting, and I personally don't think I ever had to get over anything. I've always loved dolls, since I was a child. I found comfort and the feeling of magic in having them all around me. I have always collected them, and since I've been an adult I have always been drawn to objects that mimic the human form. I remember discovering Hans Bellmer and Cindy Sherman, and finding it all exceptionally beautiful. I make figures from paper mache, and am working on life sized humans. Statues, mannequins, dolls old and new, bizzare and dark to sweet and cutesy...robots...clowns...I find the beauty far outweighs any slight creepiness.