It's my belief that safety features cause more problems than they solve. They'll kick in when you don't want them (which has nearly gotten me in accidents on multiple occasions) and then won't kick in when you need them (which has gotten other people killed).
Telling me to "grow the fuck up" does not detract from the reality that those features are designed for controlled scenarios and cannot perform adequately enough during extreme situations, or even normal ones.
That is hardly what I would call Northern California. Also, I-5 up in Redding/Shasta Lake closed multiple times over the past two days and they have Chain Restrictions on I-80 from Applegate to Truckee. Though I heard you guys did get a little bit of flooding in places.