I finally took the time to move my configuration to baselayout2 and openrc. It was about time since I was still using the old baselayout-vserver packages on my vservers. I admit I was afraid the move would hurt so I waited for a while.
But it was really, really smooth.
I made only one mistake and did not notice that my link to net.lo vanished in the upgrade process. So I was subsequently wondering why ping responded with connect: invalid argument when pinging my own machine. Easy enough to fix.
Excellent work from the baselayout and OpenRC devs. Nice.