Everything flows together more smoothly, and the packages are much smaller
There aren't an ungodly number of dependencies attached to everything
My only complaint thus far is that I really liked the `aptitude` package manager. If anyone knows of something similar for BSD please educate me.
the common opinion is that FreeBSD is a console based OS for servers, the rest is non-essential extra (my words). guess that leaves the bloat.
pkg though has a lot of nice options, there are several sites describing them.
@minervissa aptitude is for me also a problem with every not-debian operating system. I feel with you.
@minervissa and FWIW: some things that are done with systemd in #Debian are done with devfs(8) in #FreeBSD.
If all you need is service management, there are great tools like daemon(8) in base and runit from ports (which does not have to be an init system), runit has the nice thing that you can also use it in #Debian-like systems and behaves consistently.