I hate Skylar too. It's disgusting that she gave Ted Walt's money. She's such a psycho bitch. And that whole bit about how there kids aren't safe is so stupid. Also when she made Walt take back Jrs car! What a bitch! Ughhhh. I hate her.
The main issue at hand, and why I agree with this article, is that you see the build up of Walt's actions. Realizing he is going to die, and has zero means at the beginning to support his family, he falls into the drug business, which you'd be surprise how little the first few seasons actually have to do about it, and show instead the affect their actions cause in their personal lives. Walter fights against it, goes through various emotions trying to fight against it, does everything he can to hold on to his sanity by acting like nothing they're doing is any big deal until he is alone and he slowly goes insane, until finally, boom, drug lord. I'm in season three now, so can't say more on this yet, but I somewhat get the gist so far.
Skylar's reactions are similarly very reputable, but we see far less buildup and development time to get actions, and since the audience got to see the reasons behind Walters actions, and we can somewhat rationalize and defend him for hit, Skylar comes off as non-caring and self centered towards Walters efforts, which makes her seem horrible when she starts commuting and accepting the illegal actions of others before her husband. Is she wrong, technically, no. Is it portrayed in a way every audience can sympathize with her? Definitely not. The show builds up her response as wrong, and an obstacle to achieve Walters wishes in providing for his family, and living the rest of his days happy. The longer they fight. They longer Walter is forced to struggle, the more each day he has left is spent in vain. Skylar, in a sense, deprives Walter in many ways of quite a few of his last days of happiness. Not trying to defend the bad Walter does and cause, oh no, he gets downright horrible by the end of it, I've heard. But still, Skylar didn't help him get away from it at all at the point I'm at. When she slept with Ted, I was basically done with her character.