And this is why every sysadmin hates your cabal: It feels like the evil empire taking over. "Don't resist, and it will hurt less."
But we will resist. Go to hell.
If you don't like systemd, don't work with Linux as a professional SA. Like or not, systemd is the new way of dealing with Linux for all the major commercial Linux distros. This is just stating the basic facts, not a threat, not gloating; people will just have to deal with the reality of things, and systemd have been a reality coming for a long time.
Yes, some are getting frustrated by eg. CentOS. But that sad fact is, that so many Linux SA's doesn't even have a basic grasp of systemd, having made no serious study of it, or even worked with it on early systemd distros like Fedora. So SA's are deploying systemd Linux distros now without any real experience with systemd, nor having spend eg. at least +20 hours with the extensive documentation, despite the obvious fact that systemd was coming to town.
SA experience is a help, but it is no substitute for actually studying how systemd works and how to debug with it.
It is so easy to blame systemd for all new problems, and no one seems to blame themselves for not doing their homework properly before using it.
It is so convenient not having to study systemd because it is "bad"/made by the evil empire/the cause of all problems/is just like windows/not the Unix way/ and what not.
Resist all you want, I and the rest of the world don't care about your heroic abstaining of using a new init system; Just deal with the consequences of your choices if you are ejected out of the IT industry for lacking needed skills; I have seen it so many times during the last 3 decades; every time the IT industry shifted, some blamed the progress for being bad and refused to learn anything new. They all had mighty principles for why new stuff was bad, and they would all rant endlessly about old ways were better than the new ways, and when forced to deal with new stuff, they would blame the technology, not their lacking skills for all the problems they encountered. Don't be one of them.