Which sort of Linux user is systemd good for, exactly? The desktop/workstation user? That battle is over – the future Linux desktop/workstation users are the ones who are comfortable with the command line, and that market will neither grow nor shrink, it will remain the niche that it is. And they don’t need systemd. The average joe? There is no hope and that was never clearer than it is today. People who need a real computer use Mac, Windows, or perhaps Chromebook. People who don’t use a tab. And, incidentally, Chromebooks and most tabs run Linux – but they don’t run systemd and don’t need to.