Re: And thus..
"Systemd is a sledgehammer to crack a nut and explicitly violates one of the prime tenets of unix/linux ("do one thing well")"
It does one thing: manages a dynamic, ever-changing system. Thing is, managing a dynamic system properly requires a lot of data and control. It's sort of like Machiavelli's The Prince. Once you rely on lots of little things, you end up with process chains, and you know what they say about chains (IOW, in the real world, you can't rely on every process to "do it well" and instead have to assume one or more will "do it wrong"). It creates multiple points where the chain can break, and these breaks can cascade in unpredictable ways.