I'm pretty laid-back, too. The thing is that I think that my privacy is important. Unless they have reason to believe that I might have something dangerous in my possession, I see no reason to allow anyone to touch me. The pat-downs that they're doing aren't cursory, make-sure-there's-nothing-in-your-pockets sort of actions. They're invasive. Men in the news reports on CNN say that their testicles are being felt around a full 360 degrees, complete with cupping action. That's not appropriate, especially for someone who is just trying to hop onto a plane and go visit grandma. An equally-distressing issue is that once you enter the security checkpoint, you're not allowed to leave without being searched or scanned, even if you decide that the scanning/searching is too much and you don't want to get on the plane after all. You aren't allowed to revoke the consent you gave when you bought your ticket. That's not right.