I am not Lennart Poettering but I'm flattered you think so 8-) No £5 for you. Pro tip: Poettering is mezcalero on LWN.
In any event I didn't dispute that systemd logs to the Journal, just that _YOU_ aren't required to use it because everything still goes to traditional syslog. There is no credible way you could claim that anything is being stifled when compatibility is such an obvious priority.
I'm not sure we are really communicating effectively because you don't seem to be understanding what I am saying and your responses don't make any sense to me. I will assume that you are operating in good faith, bid you a good day and thank you for your time, I don't have anything else to say.