It would seem a lot of folks here are pretty clueless about what systemd is really about. It does scratch some "annoying / dangerous" itches. Itches that really do NOT have anything "better" in place. I could be nice and list some of them. You know what? I do not think so. Go READ! Quit being a Troll / Tool and actually read.
Now as for Pulse...I admit I still do not exactly love it, but at least *These Days* it pretty much works. Been a long and twisty road... You would think there might have been a less disruptive way... *cough*