I would never claim to be an, "Experianced rider". It is only from my perspective from having problems with ABS systems. Admittedly it was with four wheel vehicles, and all involved Ford, GM, and Chrysler products.
My latest was this last winter when the wheel sensors on my truck started pulsing the brakes long before I was close to a normal stop. I nearly rear ended a car, and if there would not have been room to swerve to the right, I'd have hit them. This was the third time in 9 years that the ABS failed on my truck.
So rather than pay for an expensive repair, (which is bogus, the sensors are plug'n'play) I disabled them.
In short, I've had ABS brakes fail because of a bad sensor 5 times in twelve years. As for a real brake failure in the same time period, ZERO. I keep my vehicles in great mechanical shape, and usually get 10+ years out of one I like and suits my needs. My current truck is 11 years, and nearly 170,000 miles, and I'd not hesitate to take it on a 3,000 mile trip, (Right after I change the oil.
However, I do advocate, if you like ABS, then get it. As for me, I want the choice.