To take this in a different direction.... I had a 93 Cadillac Eldorado with ABS and traction control. All I can say is that it works well and has kept me out of trouble.
I now have a 03 Seville with the above and Stabiltrack. I have tried to slide it a few times but the software taps whatever brake it wants and keeps you on track. It works. Fortunately I have not needed it yet but with the next snow storm that could all change. Give the engineers a break. They have a good thing. BTW, ABS is on most large aircraft to help keep them on the runway in wet and slippery conditions. If this was bad technology, it would never end up on an airplane.
I am a reasonable driver having logged probably 500,000 miles in my career so far. I am a midwest driver, growing up in NE Ohio and now in Illinois. As I recall I have hit things 2 times. One was a 2 mph bump into a phone pole (ice storm, everything glazed and I chose between a new pickup and a pole. Didn't even spill my coffee) and a tap into someones bumper in rush hour traffic when they slammed on the brakes. Animals not included (1 deer, 1 dog, countless rabbits).