11.0 is very easy to install, and installs faster than previous versions.
(Comment: SuSE has always been easy to install. 11.0 is an improvement on a long legacy of easy to use software.)
(Caveat1: You will have to manually mount additional hard drives after installation using Yast partitioning. Older installation versions handled these issues during install.
Caveat 2: Much of the improvement in installation time comes from not performing a system upgrade during the install. If you want the latest software, you will have to dedicate time after the install. On balance, this is good compromise.)
Boots faster than 10.3. (Comment: Yes it does!, even on slow 400 Mhz CPUs, and systems with 500MB of RAM.)
KDE 4.0 impressive desktop (Comment: rivals Vista. I haven’t installed yet on a system with 3D support. Follow up comment, soon.)
Negatives: Bluetooth. This in an area with significant entropy. When items work, they work exceptionally, even better than Vista, which seems to forget its paired partners after a reboot. When bluetooh does not work under KDE 4.0, you are SOL. Bluetooth in 10.3 was actually easier to use, since it was a part of YaST.
From the “it would be really nice if” comment.
SuSE is the master of the one click driver install. Kudos to all the great work. It would be really nice if there was a one click button that archived all user files onto a network folder, or some other backup device, and a one click button restore this into a new system. This way, a user could backup files, upgrade the system, and restore files far easier than what is available now.