I usually end up having 4-6 eggs a day with 3-4 of them whole eggs (some times all 6 whole). For me, its a matter of convenience rather than choice. I am a bad cook and its easy to get some omelet or scrambled eggs quick enough.
So far, I am alive, with no health problems whatsoever. My mother has been telling me the same stuff as well - stay off eggs. Unfortunately she has high cholesterol (while not eating eggs), but I think I am fine (even with all the eggs).