What technical ground? Was there a vote or consensus reached? Redhat switched because they are Redhat and everyone else said sure whatever. If anyone wanted a new feature for systemd Poettering shit out some code overnight and they were happy. This is like claiming McDonald's is the best restaurant because they sold the most hamburgers last year. What is the deal with binary logs? I know AIX has them but why Linux? What's next, all the config files are stored in a flat binary database? Brilliant!