I experienced a range of emotions while reading this article...
(1) Anger at the people that do this for a living, on both sides. I work hard to write papers and am proud of my work. The fact that others are getting away with this and earning degrees potentially takes away from the credibility of my work and others that are actually trying to be scholars.
(2) Sympathy for Ed Dante, the pseudonym for the shadow writer in this story. Like him, I've burned the candle at both ends to get a paper done on a deadline, fueled by caffeine and sleep-deprivation-induced "almost-out-of-body experience."
(3) Sadness at the sheer number of people, particularly in nursing and education, that get away with this. At the very least, this warrants that all educators re-evaluate how they evaluate students.
(4) Respect for my international graduate student colleagues that don't succumb to the pressure by cheating, and instead learn to write at an advanced level in their non-native language. They have to work harder than I do to produce the same level of work here in the US, and I have a lot of respect for that.