> I was merely trying to add a pragmatic
Well, maybe there's some misunderstanding.
I do not intend to tell anyone what audio system he should use
in his system in a top-bottom manner.
But on the other hand, if suddenly all applications had
support for a certain audio layer, people would use it.
It's not my intention to urge anyone to use a certain thing or
not. But compared to CUPS, CUPS was a great thing and is
meanwhile included in all major Distributions. If you dislike
it, install something else. But for the common user, it's
nice that it is there and is well preconfigured.