Going through airport security might not be as bewildering anymore. A decision has been made for US security posts that screeners should be focusing more on the route of terrorist problems - the bombs. The TSA according to the Washington Post will now allow sharp objects back onto the planes.
Basically it boils down to letting airline passengers bring small scissors and other sharp objects in their carry-on bags because these items no longer deemed to pose the greatest threat to airline security. Other changes in effect will be a variation of screening where you may or may not be asked to take off your shoes before screening.
As well, you might be asked for security purposes even before you get to your gate. I do think this is moving more in the right direction but I still enjoy the screen process in the EU and abroad a lot more as you don't feel like a down right criminal when going through their security checks. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way too.