Drive same car with and without and you may rethink that, I know I sure did not like how far my Contour took to stop with it working. The car felt like it would not stop. With it disabled I was finally able to lock the brakes up and much better. I have no fear of losing control in a slide as I can drive out of one. It was bad enough I made sure my two Focus did not have it.
LOTS of police officers feel the same way, they literally hate ABS in many cases. Enough that it commonly gets disabled on the cars.