I think it is consensus that Let’s Encrypt is a great idea that was long overdue to change the Internet.
However, seeing that it advocates running a very complex client with root privileges on every server shocks me. I find it also shocking that people accept this, showing that security is still too little concern to people, ironically with people who are trying to improve security by using encryption.
I cannot understand how it was even possible for the client to have such a design. I’m quite bummed out the whole concept turned out like this.