Could you imagine what would happen if you told every urbanite that they couldn't bring a bottle of Evian on the plane?
Since they're already paying an outrageous amount for it outside the airport, they'd be willing to pay a slightly more outrageous amount for it INSIDE the airport: no revolt.
Could you imagine what would happen if you told ever Mom that she couldn't bring a box of apple juice for her kid?
Her kids still get their dose of high fructose corn syrup once on the plane, and again, higher priced juice available on the other side of the gate keeps the revolting to a minimum. I do remember some bad press about a woman being required to drink her own breast milk (from a bottle) to prove it wasn't milk-colored liquid explosives, but she got it on.
Anyway: no revolt.
Could you imagine what would happen if you told the guy with the fancy cowboy boots or the woman wearing Prada shoes that they have to come off and go through the scanner, and they have to walk through security on the icky floors wearing only socks/stockings?
I don't actually know many people with fancy boots... maybe they've all been shot by security because they went a hootin' and a hollerin'. I suspect though that they may have been proud to do their part to stop terrorism. Prada shoes probably whined a bit and bitched on twitter about it. And at the end of the day, having your shoes off for 5-20 mins is not that annoying, even the spoiled have a hard time making much noise about it. Once again, on the other side of the gate, things go back to normal: no revolt
All the things you point to as failing to start a revolution are things that are very short inconvinences to small demographics. Maybe I'm being optimistic, but I don't believe they could get away with banning all -outside- lithium batteries just to sell you higher priced lithium batteries inside the airport. They're going to ask you to give up your device for the entire trip. As you point out, theres going to be a lot more people affected by this one. Therefore, I don't think they would do this one, for fear of losing buisiness.