Ugh. I'm really disheartened by hearing all this. I'm flying next month and will be flying out of an airport with these scanners...I hope they still have the old ones too. I'm flying with my 20 month old alone and had planned not to go through the new machines...but now when forced with the machine or the new pat-down...I don't know. This whole thing makes me want to puke. My dh all ready told me that if they go to far with the pat down to take pictures, take down names, etc. Ugh...I just don't know now. And I have no option but to fly with where I live...it would take more than a week of driving to get anywhere in the continental US.
And I wholeheartedly agree with Mamachef and I love your quote!