Aww. So what you're saying is that there actually _is_ a sysadmin out there who never needs to figure out whether a given service is running, and if so, why not?
And thus, a less cumbersome/error-prone way to do that won't be of _any_ use to said sysadmin? Not even if … oh well, I'm not going to repeat myself again.
Anyway. I feel for them. I really do.
You see, in _my_ company sysadmins with _that_ attitude will quickly find themselves with exactly one remaining task: clean out their desk.