Personally I like suse, except for the fact that it uses the /opt diretory to store files that normally on other sytems are stored in different directories which can make this installation of certain programs tricky. Really though I havent seen much of a difference between most distros that ive used except for the packaging. THis might be becasue of the fact that for my first two I was relatively new and just getting a feel for it. Slack is different, Im still have to try out freebsd, debian and other smaller distros