Re: Embrace Extend Extinguish
> I don't recall a hew and cry from the Linux userbase to get rid of X windows
X-windows is a networking layer which is nowadays seldom used over a network. Wayland is a project that will remove that overhead to provide faster graphics and, especially, lower resource usage for smaller devices. The userbase _is_ asking for these benefits for gaming and mobile devices. Wayland won't get rid of X-windows at all, it will just be another option with compatibility.
> having one ring to rule them all (SystemD) is just a bad idea.
Init and some others have not gone away.
> There are a lot of things going on in Linux today that I don't like and think are pointless
That is OK, These are just more choices. The way Linux works is that additional choices don't remove previous mechanisms. There is no equivalent of 'Windows 7 UI being killed'. If you don't like Unity or Gnome 3 then you can still use whatever you prefer.