Perhaps you were downvoted
because you mentioned RedHat rather than Ubuntu?
To the hard core anti-redHat (because they make money from free software??? or because systemd came from them?) brigade only Ubuntu or for the really hard core, Debian are where it is at.
Some will even say that there are more Ubuntu servers on the internet than RedHat ones.
Personally, I got fed up with Canonical some years ago and have not bothered with anything they release since. So, for me, the goto distro of choice is CentOS 6 (no systemd) and will remain so for a few years yet.
and, my beard and hair are very grey.