I used to see a lot of value also in having Ubuntuforums with a gazillion users. But there are less and less problems as Linux gets more polished, and really, my computers bore me these days, nothing to fix anymore And KDE has alienated me to the point that I only use the basics: Plasma, Dolphin. The rest, it's a mix: Chrome for the web and gmail, Google docs most of the time for documents, Pitivi for video editing, tv-maxe or chrome for streamed sports, vlc for media, etc ...
As for Spotify perhaps they should offer suggestions and maybe look into making their Linux client work on a par with their Windows one for starters. If they need technical help in doing that perhaps they can get help from the community in the form of patches or suggestions.
Nice to finally see a commercial entity endorse something.
How about providing non-voting shares and help fund a system you clearly thrive on?
I support systemd, and if these folks have so many deployments, perhaps they should pony up resources to expand on it.
It's probably not a good idea to base technical decisions like that on popularity...
What's Debian waiting for, though? Pick a default solution and move on - there's no decision that will leave everyone happy anyways.
Best thing would be choice. Because some people might hesitate to use thing Lennart Poettering touched. Because some of these things are broken or they require a trail of dependencies you don't want. Besides, it leaves BSD (and possibly others) before closed doors which isn't all that nice. I understand the demand for fast booting but there should be ways to do that without all the hassle.
Stop TCPA, stupid software patents and corrupt politicians!
Also, from many many tests I have done about one year ago, init+readahead-fedora or init+e4rat still boots much faster than systemd with its own readahead, so this one benefit is mostly psychological.
And I really couldn't care less for what some company says. The biggest strength of Debian is that it doesn't let any company do any lobbying. That was one of the main reasons I decided to stay with it over the years, just have a look at other distros that change goals from night to day and users have to flock away.