Well, based on the article, I'm not sure I agree with Easyjet's actions that day, but it would be nice to know what REALLY happened...if the article is indeed accurate, I wouldn't much appreciate being told to get off the flight, although I'd probably oblige if it wasn't a massive inconvenience.
As for your article above, GDB; well, I agree with it. It's certainly true that traditional carriers, such as BA, are offering some fantastic fares which definitely either beat the likes of Ryanair or Go...or if slightly more expensive, at least provide better value for money-that's why I flew with BA instead of Go, to Lisbon, last year.
If I wasn't a student on a tight budget, I'd probably avoid the low-cost airlines if possible, as I live within 20 minutes of Heathrow, and I enjoy flying BA.
But I still think the % of low-fares offered on low-cost airlines is higher...and last-minute fares are often much cheaper, when compared to the likes of BA, or BMI or any traditional airline.
The best advice - as the article points out - is to spend some time checking fares, and to ALWAYS check BA's fares as well as those of buzz, easyjet and so on.
I'm still a fan of LCC's, even though they sometimes infuriate some pax with delays and lost luggage....simply because they have allowed huge numbers of people to experience the pleasure of flying and travel-in my case, to Europe, which I love.