What the authors of this proposal miss is that *simplicity is a feature*, and it's more important than the minor features listed in the FAQ, the lack of which clearly can't be that important because people get along with syslog just fine today.
It's easy to add complexity to software. What's hard, and what really requires discipline and experience, is creating a simple, yet sufficiently powerful system. Simplicity is its own reward because it makes modification, composition, and troubleshooting easier. When you add complexity, you need to justify it by citing the benefits it will bring, and the benefits of this journal thing clearly aren't that important.
We already have a simple solution. Let's not ruin it.