I know, I know, toddler nursing is certainly not perfect bliss 24/7
Believe me, I am totally frustrated with Andrew nursing all night as well - my girls were down to just twice a night or so by this point, but he mauls me incessantly!
Still, for me, the joys of nursing him (and the benefits, as you mentioned!) far outweigh the downsides - and from this woman's article, I wasn't getting that sense from her, which made me think, if you dislike nursing your toddler so much, why would you do it, and even if you would
do it anyway (like for some of the reasons you mentioned) why would you write in a national magazine about it? I think you have to be careful whom your audience is with stuff like this - like here on MDC, I would complain about toddler nursing pretty freely just because I know that everyone here is aware of its benefits and of the wonderful things about it - but I'd never complain about it to my mainstream friends, because I know they'd think, great, I'm proving their point that it's weird, unecessary, a big drain on the mom, etc. So with this magazine being marketed toward mainstream moms, I was disappointed that this is the view they're getting, because they're probably not going to be getting any other perspectives, yk?