My point was that by being nice at the front of the process, I was actually walked around everything with no scans in September 2012. Each airport is different.
After the pat-down, I verbally engage the hostiles.
Until there is an opt-out day with 100s of people creating massive lines, violation of our rights will continue to worsen. With the pace of implementation of the fast-track lanes by TSA, I think they are neutralizing the frequent flier complaints, and those are the airline's revenue generators.