Like I said, I don't care, just the attitude that somehow the victim is in the wrong, and the faux scolding of 'I am better than you' your attitude implied. If you reread your sentence
"Of course I havent had to use it, because I generally dont run into issues with apps asking for insane levels of access. Maybe its the apps you're using?"
and can honestly say it doesn't sound remotely douchey, then I apologize.
"Of course I haven't ever had an STD, but I generally don't use the low end hookers you obviously use..."
read your contacts
approximate location (network-based)
read call log
It is definitely better than most, but that doesn't make it good.
I don't like any of them being grabby, which is why I use Privacy Guard, which is actually just the Google hidden App Ops.