All that line above is about is asking for a specific example of something that makes you like it as much as you do. What is a specific situation where it is an advantage to let systemd handle resource control instead of some other way?
My point was that at the time, some people did consider plastic bags more environmentally friendly
Really? Did you meet one of those people? I certainly never did.
Also what is being argued here is not "some people" but a major motivation, which really makes zero sense IMHO. It smacks of pure revisionism and trying to blame the "other" for the very thing that the "other" warned people about, an oft used and somewhat pathetic trick used by political animals used to attempt to discredit a group they do not like. There's no point trying to take a calming middle view against such tricks - halfway to bullshit is still harmful.
how people would have known that plastic bags would be a trash nightmare
Plastic bottles already were a trash nightmare so it was kind of obvious. I spent days in the 1980s cleaning stuff off beaches.
systemd is resource control, which it does a hell of a lot better than any of the alternatives
I am not aware of an advantage there. In what way? It's not a challenge I just want to see what is so good that it's got you are advocating it so strongly.
Personally I've had some very bad experiences with people setting up machines that wouldn't boot and services that wouldn't run but as far as the logs indicated they were (so it's not just me to blame in a kneejerk reaction here). We keep on telling people that linux is reliable and having to go in an fix things that won't even start up is not a good look, I haven't seen so many problems like that since before 2000. Having to tell someone "unplug the mouse and plug it in after you see the login screen and it won't hang forever" sounds really unprofessional, so that machine was rolled back to an earlier OS.
whats poor about its logging
It's still very patchy in what it logs and that makes solving problems related to services much harder on CentOS7 than on CentOS6.
it is far superior to what was before otherwise it wouldn't have been adopted
You should be old enough to know about office politics. Office politics at RedHat is how this happened and not the superiority of the solution to the "problem" that all the init software was not under the control of a single person.
The command-line interface is probably the best existing for service management
Considering how incredibly verbose the commands are - sorry - nothing close.
Systemd is introspectable and easy to debug:
Is that a joke or is it an aim for the future, because it's like a black box to work around now. Sure there are commands for that sort of thing but they don't seem to actually report anything when you need it.
After it became clear that rivers didn’t turn into blood,
Who wrote this incredibly unprofessional shit?
Come on kids - read it - and if you actually know something about the topic compare what is written with what you have observed instead of just blind cheering or ridiculous fanboy insults.
CentOS did the Systemd transition badly
Indeed, and RHEL before them. I have not had so many linux boxes hang and not tell me why since before 2000.
Oh no a bug quick burn the entire computer
Usually something is expected to be superior in some way to the thing that replaces it when the cost of keeping the old thing is negligible.
I'm just somewhat pissed off that it's been rushed out unfinished and we have to put up with beta software due to Lennart's ego. However it appears that for some reason expressing such an opinion is forbidden - why? What's with the mindless fanboy shit? What's wrong with you today?
Everybody needs a little love sometime; stop hacking and fall in love!