And that is a good thing for Linux because it can use a lot of good technology from the kernel. The major issue is that systemd requires cgroups and that means no support for kFreeBSD. Even if the ex-Canonical people recused themselves, systemd was always going to have an uphill battle.
There is a Debian derivative that has decided to use systemd, but it's -- the still incubating -- Tanglu.
A cool feature would be the ability to provide selected apps with spoofed data.
That feature was proposed for Cyanogen and a patch was written. It was never included out of fears that developers would block Cyanogen from installing apps on the (then named) Android Market.