Me too. The first thing to disable is full screen splash or something. I want to see my numbers and letters in good old fashioned 80x25. I also hate the precompiled distros that come with a splash during init. If something hangs I want to see exactly what is happening and if it is just maybe dhcpcd which is looking for an IP with a disconnected cable. Okay, there is often a "press Fx" for details but it still sucks. I mean what is so wrong seeing some text scrolling down? Hey, it's even colourful text.
And when the red [!!] appears when a daemon couldn't start I probably want to know that now and probably why it didn't start than later wondering why something just does not work.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!