Re: Well, there's still Adaware
"So? No-one forces you to use a particular distro, so even if MS is going to release theirs (which I doubt will happen; it's something that fills a particular internal need) and it's payware, why would you switch to Xenix ME?"
True. No one forces you to use systemd. Its just increasingly hard not to choose so. The real danger is MS might produce something useful ;-)