Bug#727708: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie
> I'd be happy to see a change post-jessie, but I feel like it is a
> self-imposed rush to push anything through for jessie.
Given that certain other distributions switched to systemd umpteen months
ago, I see that less as "rushing" and more as "we're late to the game and
do NOT want to burden everybody with buggy init scripts, missing features,
and an unmaintained pseudo-solution (ConsoleKit) for another two+ years".
-- Matthias Urlichs