Xorg is being slowly stripped of its features, it's not happening at once: KMS in kernel (talking of a monolith ?), wayland with compat layer, ...
I remember the pain of deploying init scripts to multiple distros so I can only welcome Poettering's efforts to try to improve things. Yes, some
shinysmart features happen to come together.
You say you're in FLOSS for the long haul so you know well that nobody is pushing you to use systemd. If your favorite distro chooses to use systemd there might be a good reason, but you could always switch to another one. You may also join force to influence systemd's development, or even write your own init replacement, if it's really good enough people will adopt it for sure. But complaining about systemd becoming a monolith is not true nor fair. Did you really read the article ?
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds