Well, after 20 years of using Linux, I have struggled with distro-hopping and am trying desperately to stop. I have used or tried nearly every distro on distrowatch, to include dumping Linux entirely and switching to BSD for a few months. I always toggle back and forth between “I want it to just work” and “I want to build it myself”. The older I get, the “I want it to just work” is stronger
I installed openSuse Leap 42.3 last night and although I find the partition tool fairly horrible (un-intuitive), I figured it out and have a nicely running Gnome install. I must say I am impressed by this distro. The only negative I had was the old version of sane-backends (1.0.24) but after reading up on how to install 1.0.27, I got my scanner working just fine. Support for my scanner started in version 1.0.25. I successfully installed the Nvidia drivers, Steam and the other apps I use. No deal-breakers so far and I am getting used to Yast. I normally do 100% of admin tasks at the command line but Yast is a very well thought out tool and is very intuitive.
Well done to the Suse team! So far so good, I will try to stick around!