The Life of Mashed Potatoes

I've always been puzzled by the standard gourmand's policy that mashed potatoes are no good unless you eat them right away. Reheated mashed potatoes may not be quite as good as freshly made, but I think they're still pretty delicious. Melissa Clark's article in the New York Times about solving the "problem" of leftover mashed potatoes pushed me over the line, so now I'm dying to know: does everyone out there really finds day-old taters inedible?

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