I wasn't so keen on the Fairy Tale sets as well but since I've put them in my town, I've come to like them. Visit my town if you want to see how it looks. I have the Town Hall, a street lamp and the bench.
Not close to getting the train station reno unfortunately... And no sign of a police station request either. :'<
I use the fairy-tale costumisations for town hall and train station. The reason is pretty simple, I actual don't like any of the renovations, but I grew up with fairy tales. So the choice was a no-brainer. Got the bench yesterday and the streetlamp weeks ago. Havn't put any streetlamps yet, but I will once I unlock the bridge.