In some of the comments about the latest Plasma release sometimes someone brings up the topic of systemd. This is normally met with the rebuttal "Why should a desktop environment care about what init sytstem is used?".
It's a very sensible question, but it's also one that's easily answered. I wanted to explain how different parts of systemd relate to Plasma.
The init system
We don't care. It doesn't affect us.
The init system is one part of systemd that doesn't affect us at all, and any other could be used.