So I won't be flagging this one.
That said, I don't like the attitude of systemd devs at all (like I don't like the attitude of GNOME devs...). But the only way to make them lose it is to build something better than systemd - before it becomes so entreched that getting it out of a linux box will be impossible without losing basic functionalities.
That said, systemd is not really that much monolithic.
Except that it offers a pretty good explanation for why people get so crazy about these debates, and provides a context under which I can say there is legitimate debate that ultimately boils down to personality differences.
(This is one problem I have with the HN stance of politics-avoidance. What happens when politics is the completely honest answer?)
People is bound to hate it. RH won't care anyway, they control the core of every modern linux system and can do what they please.
It's not like the users are contributors or customers. They are not technically part of the "community".
I'm not saying that politics have nothing to do with this. This IS politics, in its broadest sense. But making parallels with movements and ideologies is not very useful to the discussion, I think. :)