I am playing with Opensuse and I like it a lot. But a remark about the deal between Microsoft and Novell.
1) Be rational, nobody can oversee the results except that Novell has more money now and that companies shall use Suse more often.
2) Use a distribution because of its abilities (Linux is about having a choice)
I shall keep on using OpenSuse because of its capabilities.
But about 10.2, its better then 10.1 ;) Less troubles at the start.