First off I don't hate him - I just don't trust him and I find the way he deals with people to be a bit childish.
As for the rest of your post:
> He's a famous, successful programmer.
He's kind of famous for not being liked by some other high profile programmers more than he's famous for delivering a stellar project. We can only hope systemd will turn out to be as fantastic as is promsied and everyone can just drop the issue and give praise [when and] where it is due. Mind you, that day has not yet come.
> none of whom are qualified for his job
He's not some sort of genius. There are many many incredible coders out there who would certainly be as qualified for his job - just few of them are so motivated or have been offered the incentive or opportunity to do it.
> All your hate ...
Criticism and/or lack of trust are quite different than hate. Again, I don't hate him. And I really, really want systemd to be good. I want to just transition into using it regularly and think "This is great! I'm so happy it turned out so good." And that possibility certainly exists as I regularly have deployment issues that hinge on sysv being a little too old and crusty to deal with newer things elegantly. Some of the things promised by systemd look like they will gracefully solve these problems but I have yet to see an actual build of it that did.
Seriously though, what kind of relationship do you have with him? It's obvious you have some sort of emotional or empathetic attachment to him and I'm curious as to what warrants that.