Migrating to yet another interface to talk to your LDAP server sounds like a complete waste of time, and in some respects that is true. However, sssd will enable you to do so much more than nslcd/PADL could do for you without having that feeling that you just dirtied up your system with a terrible hack.
Systemd definitely has its benefits with starting processes in parallel and handling complex dependencies, but NetworkManager seems to thwart that process a bit. NetworkManager does exactly what it says: it manages the network connection, setting the ip, bringing up the interface, starting dhclient, or any number of other things. It still has the stigma of
The problem isn’t directly related to Fedora 17, but it is related to Linux. There have been reports of other distributions experiencing the same issue. The belief is that it is a GRUB issue, or some brightness/contrast problem with Xorg based upon what it is getting from GRUB. One thing to try is to add: