On Xorg and HAL

Recently there's been a bit of a fuzz about the fact that the xorg folks have introduced HAL as a requirement for X. I understand this is to make things easier.

So instead of configuring stuff through /etc/X11/xorg.conf, you now have to configure things through /etc/X11/xorg.conf, /etc/hal/whatever, and /etc/default/console-setup. In three completely and utterly different syntaxes, no less (xorg.conf format, XML, and shell script). How exactly this is 'easier' escapes me.

I presume this makes life easier for those multiseatcomputer folks; but for those of us with a normal computer, it doesn't, really.

Oh well.