I didn't find the Road disturbing at all. I found it more intriguing than anything, but I've always enjoyed the idea of everything going to shit and just having to survive for a change. No bullshit, just survival.
I have to say this is the most disturbing thing I've read.
Great collection of short stories. I happened to pick it up in second grade at the school book fair. Between The Black Cat, The Leather Funnel, and Between the Minute and the Hour my eight-year-old psyche was permanently and forever unsettled. Still fucking disturbing as shit.