Why systemd is a practical tool for sys admins

For all the FUD generated by the systemd transition, most users and sys admins will simply not notice as the change takes place. The systemd team has made some effort to preserve compatibility with SysVinit, allowing the transition to be gradual. On the other hand, sys admins who learn to use the new features of systemd, especially those regarding resource allocation and security, stand to gain a great deal of benefit. The systemd journal is another tool that requires some adjustment, but will be simpler to integrate into testing and monitoring in the long run.