You have plainly been around a while. Even longer than I in fact, at least on Slashdot.
I am slightly disconcerted with the unseemly personal attacks on the developer of a controversial new system component. I am slightly more concerned with the aggressive tone adopted by those who believe this component a step forward. The rather distasteful suggestion that those that hold a different opinion are simply disposable is not very attractive especially since many who are not convinced by systemd have many, many years of watching unix and unix like systems break.
I am on the fence personally, willing to be convinced but bear in mind I have many, many years of having my arse saved by following the trail the very transparent init gives us. I have many many years of experience of pain when required to follow less transparent approaches such as SMF.
Perhaps you have a convincing argument for me.