Comment 105 for bug 148454

(In reply to comment #17)

Maybe we're complaining because we're users, not developers. I didn't *choose* to install consolekit in the first place... but I have to, or stay away from X/Gnome/nm and who knows what else.

Anyway, several console-kit/kernel patches *have* been proposed on LP by those "ubuntu friends" you were talking about; unfortunately, limiting consolekit seems to cause other problems. That's why most people are just waiting it to be fixed in upstream.