I have a lot of online and real life friends in the US, and many are nice and want me to come visit. I don't think I will be visiting again any time soon though. The airport security over there is such a turnoff, and it just makes it easy to choose somewhere else to travel. I went to California 4 years ago and it took ages to get through it all. The staff there treated passangers like shit, with the attitude that we were all already terrorists and criminals. I really don't understand the purpose of this. Of course they need to stay professional, but they don't have to be disrespectful and unpleasant.
That was 4 years ago, and I've been told that it is a lot worse now :/
And I've read that they have the right to make you log into your laptop and email now, and go through it if they want to. I mean, what the hell?
Like I said, it makes it easier to choose to travel somewhere else :P