It's a pit of complexity from hell that I will not stand for. This change makes it worse again.
3 hours today trying to get timedatectl to enable an NTP server on CentOS 7. All I got was "Failed to issue method call" and 3 hours of taking it to bits to work out why the hell it wasn't working then it just started to work out of the blue.
systemd makes Linux feel like Windows does from an administrative perspective. Feels like stateful RPC/COM/WMI hell about to hit Unix.
Scrapped the whole damn thing and installed FreeBSD 10.0 in the end.