Quote Originally Posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
I know, I <3 Debian, and switching the init system this late into a release cycle would be stupid.
For example, systemd

I think that systemd could become the default init system when Debian 8.0 is released as by then it'll have matured into a rock-stable init system

Switching to systemd from sysvinit on an existing install is rather tricky without breaking something, so maybe at install time there should be an option to select your preferred init system (sysvinit, upstart, systemd)