"Goingboeing", you make a great point (and the others too for that matter).
By now we've either seen or heard about the news story with the security screener sleeping on duty at the x-ray machine. Whether it is true or not doesn't matter, it illustrates how little is actually being done to promote our safety. They figure that making some cosmetic changes will make the traveling public more trusting.
Sure, the FAA will say that reducing curbside eliminates the possibility of somone slipping something on your bag while you're not looking, or about the proximity of the cars to the terminal and car-bombs and on and on...
I'd almost be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that a year from now it will be back to the way it was (if not sooner!). Hopefully, I'm wrong.
anyways, just my 2 cents,
is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?