Thanks, that did it, although how you figured that out has me wondering...Why do you think the package info in pacman contains a list with optional dependencies? And the error said that analyze is missing a dbus module. It is even mentioned in the wiki.
That still seems like way too much. Console-kit-daemon.service starts here in about 50ms, and my laptop is anything but powerful. You might perhaps want to have a look at the bootchart created by systemd-analyze plot > bootchart.svg.
Thanks for your time, Wonderwoofy & brain0. Ultimately I think I was confused and misled by the news item's title using the name 'logind' instead of 'systemd-logind' or just 'systemd'. I thought I was dealing with something that was distinct from, yet somewhat dependent on, systemd.