Re: Errr but...
"Something must be done. This is something, therefore we must do it"
To this day, I still do not know what possessed the Debian Project to adopt systemd all those years ago.
They did appear to recognise the upset that this caused at the end of 2019 when the pro-systemd stance did appear to soften a little:
"[Retain] Systemd but we support exploring alternatives.
Here's the position for the Debian project described by that option:
The Debian project recognizes that systemd service units are the preferred configuration for describing how to start a daemon/service. However, Debian remains an environment where developers and users can explore and develop alternate init systems and alternatives to systemd features".