Almost every app I consider for installation
demands access rights far exceeding what I consider reasonable for the job it's doing.
I sometimes think that only a small fraction of users even review the permissions, and fewer even decide against installing based on that.
I have no idea why Google yanked the Permission Manager functionality. Is it to suck up to developers who'd otherwise have to structure reasonable requests for access? Not like they're endangering their entire ecosystem by alienating a few devs who just request full access to phone/text/location for a simple flashlight app. They are however endangering their user base by allowing that bullshit to continue.