Forgive me for asking but, what is systemd's main benefit? If i don't mind that my system boots up slower and in a sequential order, how does that affect the systemd's benefits for other users?
I really don't understand that statement. It sounds like nonsense to me. Please tell me because I honestly don't know what the snot he is talking about.
If systemd's main benefit was to obscure the boot process to prevent users from knowing what was going on during the boot process in order to squeeze in weird or unwanted code, then it would make sense that they don't want any users to know about that potentially questionable stuff so letting them use init would be detrimental to their efforts.
I can't see how that benefits me though. I don't care about what benefits them. If i'm trying to build a secure, manageable system, i'm looking for something that benefits me.