To date, I've been working with Runit to introduce a new type of init system to GNU/Linux. In retrospect Runit has worked wonderfully minus some tedious bugs with partition dismounts.
Runit has worked wonderfully as an init and I can only hope that it keeps getting better than better. It's stable and is very unintrusive.
All it needs are a mountain of service scripts to fuel it and with a symlink to the proper directory, off it goes.
I couldn't have asked...