As you can see above OpenRC does more than simply decrease the speed of boot time. We can also use it to monitor services, show how long a service has been running, and how many times it has been restarted. Which is just one of the features this new capability will bring as it is expanded upon.
I do appreciate the feedback which inspired changes like this, and as an end user myself I totally feel the same way about a lot of this. I do realize some mistakes were made in how this was rolled out, and I apologize for my part in them. So yes the rc toggle effort is one of the things I wanted to do to help resolve that.
Sometime ago I had stepped down from making any further commit contributions to the project. So I am not sure when this rc toggle feature will land. One of the ways the project can benefit more is more QA towards TrueOS/FreeBSD from me which I can make time for a little easier as a means of contributing. I am very hopeful our next 6 month release will be the best thing this team has ever put out!