12/19/2016 (Mon) 14:55:46
It's grand and critical, but it's no less grand and critical than the kernel.
You have a Unix-defying kernel, compiler, init system, C standard library, shell (usually), set of Unix utilities, windowing system, bootloader (usually), and then you complain about the init system going the same way?
Do you know the difference between the size of the Linux kernel and the original Unix kernel? Have you ever compared GNU code to Unix code?
Linux and GNU really, truly don't follow the Unix philosophy at all. They make up most of your system. Most other parts you could name (X11, Qt, KDE, OpenSSL, vim) don't follow it either.