I'd say that like seating position, the steering wheel is a matter of personal preference. Diameter, thickness, and shape depends on what feels comfortable to you.
No, there is no need for lightning fast turns and if you do, you're probably already sideways.
Quick release is really needed for fixed seat positions especially with high sided race seats. If you can't move the seat, the steering wheel has got to move or come out to get in and out of the car. If your seat is still on a slider or you still have a tilt steering wheel, chances are you don't need a quick release steering wheel.