I’m not a fan of systemd but don’t want to bash it here. However, I think even the systemd-supporters would agree that vast additional complexity opens up a big set of potential security holes. The question is if it’s worth it.
The LibreSSL project dropped like 200k SLOC (read: attack surface) from OpenSSL after the fork. However, much of it was old baggage. In the case of systemd, every bit of complexity is by design, which is worrisome and implies that even a fork of it would probably not yield any positive results.
I’m on the same boat as you. Systemd’s biggest problem is complexity, that many of us see as unnecessary, error prone and vulnerable.
System of a Down deserves better treatment than having lyrics permanently tied to the existence of systemd