I've seen this article making the rounds as the latest anti-chaser spiel, but I didn't find it to be all that bad. If anything, *we* are the experts on storm structure and meteorology out there in the field. If anything, it's a nod toward us and against the opportunistic/locals saying that only the knowledgeable and experienced should be out there. Although I'm sure not all will agree with that assessment.
Although it may sound like a job for adrenaline junkies, it's more serious than that. Storm spotters at across the state work with our meteorologists to keep you safe during severe weather.