Right, but ultimately either of these init systems will clearly work fine for undemanding users, so I'm (currently) inclined to give my (rather limited) support to the inclusive one not the one with all the irritating w*ankers in tow. Ultimately I'm happy that changing my mind is a simple apt-get away anyway, as I'm a Debian user, and I appreciate that people have made the effort to give me that choice. I think that's important.
And relating to your analogy, I'm one of the people that much prefers SVN over git, so am clearly a hopeless luddite anyway. :-)