I've been reading the systemd flamers too much. When I read the headline, I assumed it was a feature that they put in to appease the people who don't want systemd, like it would replace it with something else. Only after reading the article did I realise it meant that it would bork your system.
Someone enlighten me, when they say it's fast and modern, what exactly does that mean? I've never ran 'sudo pacman -Syu' or 'sudo apt-get upgrade' and thought 'boy, is this upgrade a slow piece of crap I wish they'd speed it up'. In fact, it's usually connecting to the server doing the downloads which takes the most time. In what respect is it fast? And what does the modernity entail, what benefits does it have over pacman, aptitude and the rest?