I don't love them, don't hate them. I had them as a kid and did play with them but I had other toys I played with more. I never really looked at the body shape or anything. I just used to play families with them and make them go to the beach or go to school or something.
My kids have them now. They LOVE buying them and always have some Barbie they MUST have, but they rarely play with them!
I probably hate some of the Barbie movies more than the Barbie dolls themselves. I don't think I have ever come across such ridiculous plot lines (A Fairy Secret when Ken is kidnapped by a fairy queen who wants to marry him. Really?!?)