I fully understand your reasoning, tbleakne.
But I have a very specific reason for disagreeing with you strongly.
I purchased Enhanced Autopilot largely to get Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC, not aTesla term) so that I could benefit from the car’s assistance in slowing down when traffic ahead of me slows or stops suddenly (and notably including the car two cars ahead).
I don’t really care about self steering or autonomous driving. I think that those features would help me in case I fell asleep accidentally, which I admit is highly possibly.
But I ordered EAP for the safety factor of helping reduce the likelihood of my colliding with a car ahead of me due to unexpected slowing or my own inattention. In fact, I’ll admit that I recently had a near accident due to daydreaming in a rental car in stop and go traffic, a situation that would have been mitigated by TACC that’s included with Tesla’s EAP.
So I think that EAP adds a lot of safety even without the self steering feature. And I suggest that the TACC feature would add safety for anyone who cruises the freeways.