May I assume youre one of those people that use taxis about twice a year? If so, I can understand why Uber doesnt appeal to you. I use taxi/driving services at least 2-3 times a week, if not more. I also just tallied what I have spent on Uber(not including curb side pickup) this year which totals to $1494.28. I am someone who uses services like this a lot, I definitely have an authority on what is more convenient or not which is what Uber provides.
If the regular taxi companies cant get their shit together and become more reliable(why i dont call taxi dispatch services anymore), i am going to use a service that does work and that happens to be Uber.
FYI - where I live(chicago), Uber incorporates Taxis as well as black cars, all which are licensed. Taxis turn theirs on during the downtime of the day to pick up fares but youd be lucky to find any during busy times when they can pick up customers on the street. Disruptive? Not at all to the driver, they make money during off times with it. Its the cab companies that dont like it.
Evolve or die. Plain and simple. I dont see why people have so much hatred towards a service, especially if the majority of the population doesnt used it according to you.