I managed to get myself used to the texture over time. Just slice suuuper thin and fry 'em. Every few times you do it get just a little thicker until you really don't notice. I'll still pick some of them out of stuff, but the texture doesn't make me gag. I /do/ enjoy the taste, but the texture is just creepy. And anything where you mince it or mash it will get rid of most of the texture, and that works with just about anything. =]
Hey. Just found this searching for baby stuff (Preparing for my first) and just wanted to say... I doubt you've upset anyone. I'm glad you were strong enough to overcome your hoarding instincts, because I know it can be hard. I've always limited myself to only the mediums I work in to try to keep my stash smaller but it's hard because I dabble. Keep up the good work though, and don't give up on the community. Most of us are quite friendly!