I agree with everything you said except for the last statement, probably because I have had ABS significantly improve my day - or at least keep it from getting worse - and have not yet had it go wrong. With different experience I am likely to agree with you totally. All that said, I would happily drive a vehicle without it and would not try to addit, but also would not try to remove it.Well, admittedly I'm no expert nor am I a professional driver. What I am is someone with little tolerance for things that do little to improve my tasks and are often just something else to go wrong. For me, ABS falls into that category. YMMV.