If you don't like it, don't use it. ;-) Seriously. I've recently moved from Fedora to Centos and love it. (Centos is a recompiled, community supported version of... well, I'm not allowed to say it in public.) Linux has progressed to the point that we don't have to be beta testers to have all the features we want. My preference is for a RedHat like distro. Since you have been happy with Suse, perhaps you owe it to yourself to try out one of Novell's more conservative offerings? Just a thought.
Anyway, I don't miss the bleeding edge packages at all. And when hardware goes flakey, I *know* that it is my hardware going flakey. Fedora was actually stable enough for me, for the most part. But when something goes wrong, there's always that nagging doubt.
And BTW, it is especially important (to RH) for Fedora to use the lastest versions of the most important packages like the C compiler and kernel. Fedora is RedHat's distro and they really want it to stay that way, to best benefit their RHEL product line. They know that's bad PR, so as excruciatingly slowly as possible they go through the motions of freeing it up. For example, to them, setting up a CVS server is "a huge internal logistical problem". The series of official excuses over the years makes for great entertainment. :-)
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