Looking Over OpenSUSE 12.2
Better late than never, openSUSE 12.2 arrived in September 2012, having first been scheduled for July. It comes in both Gnome and KDE flavors with pretty much all the software you could want (the full DVD version weighs in at 4.7GB, with lighter weight CD-sized options for each of KDE and Gnome).
SUSE has always been one of the major Linux distros, but has struggled a little to find its place since being bought by Novell and then sold off to VMware in 2010. Novell sought to challenge Red Hat, positioning SUSE as a commercial enterprise Linux. The openSUSE community project then aimed at making a more general purpose distro with an emphasis on the desktop.