Um, I'm going to point out the peeps like Snowden are rare. People are abusing the database, because there is no one to stop them from it. Until Snowden were didn't really know/have proof that it existed. Now we know. A secret DB with info on everyone, that has lax enough security measures that a low level employee walked out with copies of data. So if you have access to it, you have access to information almost no one else has. I would be shocked if there wasn't NSA employes using this to make money/get info they shouldn't.
Is there any evidence whatsoever that Snowden actually walked out with a copy of the DB or any data it contained? Is there any evidence that Snowden actually had *access* to this database? Is there any evidence that every query against it is not logged and subject to internal oversight?