I haven't used an eye tracking EOS camera yet, but what I've read is that it tracks your eye to select an AF point. For the EOS 3, 11 of the 45 points can be selected. So in that sense it's really no different from using a control pad, stick, or wheel to manually select a point. Depending on how you have the AF mode set you also should be able to consciously lock the AF point with a shutter half press.
I guess all those years playing FPS games on PC means that I have better peripheral vision than some people; I don't need to look at things directly to tell if the whole frame is decent. When I'm shooting wildlife I am looking directly at them for any sign of movement or anything that could be interesting. None of this really precludes people who work differently from using their cameras in the more basic fashion.
I'll grant that I don't think the eye tracking would work quite as well in AI Servo mode or when shooting sports. In that case yes, you don't really want the AF point selection going haywire; nobody stares at just one point forever.
I'm not really swayed by a liability argument, and I'm not swayed by a "it has to be perfect or else it can't be used' argument either. I think Canon just wants to save money on a feature that could easily just be disabled so it is no problem for folks who won't use it. They were apparently making big strides from the EOS 5 to the EOS 3, and with some years of development I wonder if it could have gone further (and perhaps it has, in Canon's labs). Really, if it is a problem to use it in AI Servo, I think it would be fairly simple to allow a custom function to have it enabled or disabled in that mode.