I like Britney and it makes me sad when the media are so vicious about her. She's an unwell woman who probably struggles every day with tasks the rest of the world find simple. Mental health issues are horrendous and people seem to have little sympathy because they just don't get it. People only have compassion for others if their issues are visible and I believe it's because mental issues have such a stigma.
I get the feeling that she would rather just fade out of the limelight and live out her life with her boys in the least stressful way possible. I just don't see her being able to do this as her fame employs many people.