I have to say that I haven't seen anything like what is described here, on the site linked or on waldorf-critics in my experience. The worst I have seen is one individual nut of a teacher, a couple of really nutty parents with nothing better to do than be aspiring Waldorf police, and one case of racism from the same nutty teacher, who is no longer at the school. Most of the parents are really happy. Most of the teachers are sufficiently young and immersed in the modern world to be good role models, and easygoing about recommendations (such as media) versus reality. Karma and anthroposophy aren't discussed with the students- at least not in grades k-8. I don't know about high school. Fairy tales are told and chosen for what they can help the class or individuals with, of course; what's wrong with that? I suggest books to my daughter because I think they might help with something she needs to hear. The selection of fairy tales is no more sinister than that. The only other thing I have seen at two Waldorf schools is a reluctance of teachers to suggest parents seek medical or psychiatric help for children who might need it, which on the other hand is a refreshing change from the current trend of some schools, public and private, to recommend drugging any child of four who can't sit still.
What has seemed strange to me is the virulence with which pro- and anti-Waldorf people put their view across. Even those I know with moderately dissatisfactory experiences see no more need to comment on it after simply moving their kid to another school.
At teacher training workshops at Rudolf Steiner College it was made very clear that the child's relationship with his family was of utmost importance and the parents always require the utmost respect as that child's choice (reincarnation idea) for this lifetime.
I am sorry to see that so many are so unhappy with their experience, but wanted to chime in that although I had my complaints, I didn't see or hear (even in faculty meetings) anything even approximating what's discussed here and on waldorf critics. At the very least a good Waldorf kindergarten is truly so precious, so perfect, I can't recommend it highly enough, no matter the route of education you prefer for the rest of the child's school years.