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It says that OpenSuSE isn't really suitable for new users, whereas the whole point of YaST is that it makes system configuration comprehensible to those who don't know Linux very well.
The article meant OpenSuSE offers during install time a plethora of options that might confuse new kids on the block.
I started using SuSE with the "seven" series. Allmost puked my guts out with the 10 series. To put it frankly i anyway ordered the 11 retail box.
Once you get the hang of OS's it doesn't really matter that much which one you run. I equally like Fedora, only i need a 3D ati driver for my laptop and since fedora has such bleeding edge packages there isn't a ati driver in livnas repo. If i wanted i could run fedora 8 or downgrade certain packages. OpenSuSE 11 has nice community repositories (eg: ati drivers) available through YaST.
Anyway in the end linux is an OS and the prime imho is what are you going to do with it. Google is my best friend.