Judge ABS by itself
Hi Sney, I am not a fan of traction control. In all my 150,000 miles of riding fast bike, I have never had use for it. I have a smooth trottle hand. But ABS, that's a different story. It is a lifesaver.
This would be a good way to look at ABS usage, and if one needs it.
Some riders probably do not need ABS if they only ride a couple of hours on select Sundays, on perfectly clear, dry, warm days. Because they are only putting less than a 1000 miles a year and statistically you should be safe from running into things or going off the road, where ABS can save your hide. On the other hand, with so little practice, this rider could use all the electronic safeguards.
But for anyone else who is a more serious rider, ABS is a must. Again, it's transparent, meaning you don't know it's there, and you ride and brake normally, until in that emergency where you need it.
Lastly, ABS has no relation to other safeguards such as airbags on bikes or jackets. No need to dilute the discussion.