"From the eyes of an extra-sensitive child, loving is everything. But from the eyes of God, seeing that we have learned to love ourselves first is everything." (http://talentdevelop.com/articles/EBACIAC.html)
While that article is very secular, it makes a good point. Paul said, "no one ever hated his own flesh." (Ephesians 5:29) And Jesus said, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Mark 12:31). (Leviticus 19:18)
It seems apparent that a well balanced Christian should like and accept himself. After all, hasn't God accepted us? And didn't He create us? We say so, but too often, we don't believe it.
Loving oneself doesn't mean to the detriment or hurt to other people. On the contrary, it means using our base of self acceptance to be able to reach out to others without fear or discomfort.