I've Unixed thirty years from Version 7 to Debian Sid. I've found lots of bugs and I've fixed a few. And I've never ever had a problem with init. Never.
Never had a daemon escape by double forking. Never had a user complain that boot was too slow. Not even once. Compared to the downtime for Windows upgrades and reinstalls, Linux availability is a blessed miracle.
But then I saw all those people queuing round the block for the latest and silliest Windows 8.
And I realized they would have picked Debian instead if only I could have assured them that systemd ruled Stable.