At Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport these rituals have been replaced by a new "active millimeter wave" technology system that creates a dim screen image of the passenger's body which guards use to scan for guns, knives, and other suspicious objects.
At the airport in the Netherlands, there haven't been many complaints according to AP.
Of course Europeans react more maturely to nudity than many in this country. The system is also being tested in London and Mexico City.
It's still just theater -- anyone seeking to harm an aircraft will figure out ways around the system. But every time we fly, we'll be reminded we should be very afraid and need protection.