ABS is for far more than the "oh s***" moments.
It's also for inconsistent road surface, like approaching a light. I've never ridden a C14, so I can't attest to how noticeable the ABS is on it - but from working on/driving many cars over the years, ABS has gotten to the point where you don't feel it in the pedal anymore (especially on Japanese cars).
I'd bet most people don't realize how often ABS s functioning for them, at stop lights/intersections, braking around corners/curves, etc.
An anecdotal example:
I had a 90's Ford I was working on which I had driven many times. The ABS fuse was pulled for some work and forgotten. I was approaching an intersection and started braking normally for a yellow light. No panic, not an urgent stop, plenty of time. Under NORMAL braking, without ABS, the rear brakes LOCKED UP on a nice, clean, flat, fairly new, impeccably maintained concrete road.
Previously driving that same car in that area, under those conditions, I'd never felt the ABS kick in. Clearly it had been working without me realizing it. That car was terrifying without ABS, even on dry pavement.
ABS has come a long way, and is an integral part of the braking system now (rather than an add-on).