Today I found myself in a situation where I needed a re-install. I decided on whim to try Ubuntu Server, just to see what it was all about (people seem to rave about it lately). After going that route, I now appreciate YaST, and SUSE in general, far more than I did before.
I’m by no means trying to start a war of words between myself and Ubuntu fans. It has it’s pros. But I had so many problems with it, from quirky configuration issues to outright stability problems, I eventually gave up and went back with the tried-and-true SUSE that I know works.
So this is a “thumbs up” to all of the people who develop and contribute to YaST and SUSE in general. You probably don’t get near the credit you deserve.