Quite. They even moved the daemon around between releases and didn't even have the courtesy to maintain a compatibility symlink (total cost: one line of code in Makefile.am's install rules). I can see no advantage to moving the daemon out of the directory where all other system daemons are located -- it was just done for the hell of it, as far as I can see, but of course it meant everyone had to adjust their boot scripts, and either load them up with compatibility crap in case of downgrades or lose the possibility of downgrading without breaking boot.
(However, they *are* very good at telling you what the compatibility breaks will be, so you *can* adapt to them. But every upgrade feels like skydiving with a possibly-broken parachute, and it shouldn't.)