I'm an end user who normally only reads this list. I'd like
to add my perspective to this question though, for what it's
worth. I'm on Debian testing, which is using systemd now. The
only obvious difference to me is my laptop boots faster, which
is nice, but ...
1) Binary logs? No. Even I've used text logs for
troubleshooting. They're incredibly useful and wonderfully
transparent. Why would anyone want to move away from that?
Except if less transparency was actually the point for them.
2) Total dependency of everything on this one process to run?
No. Single points of failure are always stupid. Unless
somebody is looking for more control.
3) It sounds like the the big or original push behind this is
RedHat wants to cloudify everything. Nothing wrong with
cloudiness in principle. I even have a little internet
accessible server. Very convenient. But when a corp wants to
put you on a cloud it's always called Hotel California. Do.
Not. Go. There.