I have been using suse lunix for the past few months and every now and then I find problems with the installed software. Good example I found tonight was when I tried to set up comanche to manage apache. First it asks you to choose a name for your server then asks for location of your instalation. It offers options for Suse and if you choose this it tries to find apache in usr/bin/apache when it is really in usr/lib/apache. Other similar problems are for certain titles in the kde start menu. some items just dont open because they are in the wrong location.
Main problems appear to be with "free" titles that they have bundled. KDE does not list most titles in the start menu, most need to be started from the console. IN general the entire distro is pretty good, itís just the little things that bring it down. And as you say it is one of the more expensive Linux distros out there. Just seams to me that a lot of the software that have bundled has simply been carried on from previous versions, to the config files donít seam to add up.