I saw on OhGizmo that there are laptop bags that now let you keep your laptop inside the bag. Of course, that all depends on whether or not the TSA actually bothers to realize it can stay in the bag. They might be so used to all laptops being taken out that they won’t care that this bag avoids that mess.
When I travel, I have up to 5 things that have to go through – my suitcase, my shoes, my laptop, and my laptop bag, and the miscellaneous stuff like my cell phone, tolietry bag (where’s that shampoo bomb the government is so scared about?), etc… It’s crazy to have all those things go through for each person.