>That would make it a fringe OS, not a toy OS. A toy OS would be an OS where parts of the infrastructure can be replaced by unfinished software or changed just to see how it works out without much forethought.
And that's different from kFreeBSD exactly how?
>What's even better; easy-already-written scripts, on account of them already having been written.
If they are not buggy (and a lot of them are). And
>I know how to write 'exit 0' at the top to temporarily disable them; that's valuable knowledge to me that spans over many variations of unix.
Yes, and hitting CPU with a hammer helps to halt the system. It spans even greater variations.
> If systemd as it was first proposed had been a new mail-daemon, it would have been laughed off the mailinglist. I don't see how it should be judged differently.
Simple. It offers real tangible advantages by using features specific to one platform.
That applies to ANY software, in fact. You don't laugh at Samba for using Linux-specific splice() syscall to accelerate transmission speed, do you?