i won't reply all your comments, because is boring.
i will just say, Adam Jackson and Poettering on many ocation accused ubuntu (or other distros) to fragment the comunity, while they suffer from NIH sindrome. i haven't see any proof that systemd is better than upstart
the dracut documentation on freedesktop suggest not to implement another initrd maker because dracut is here, the same rationale could be applied to mkinitramfs which is older, extensible and better tested than dracut.
i don't care what fedora/rh guys think about how linux should be. just don't bother us with your bloat, many of us are very happy with sysinit, shell scripts and such. leave our tools alone