Reading back issues of Linux Pipeline tonight, came across a link for the "Linux Distro Chooser Quiz". It suggested I use Suse; which is kind of funny, since I'm only looking at other distros because I'm tired of fixing the missing pieces in Suse.
I want to be able to play DVD's on a linux system without having to stand on my head tracking down different parts of a software program. I just want to install a DVD player that actually plays DVDs; and I haven't found one that I don't have to assemble each time I upgrade the OS software. Suse comes with DVD disabled, as well as a lot of other bits and pieces missing and broken.
...and if I find it frustrating, as a confirmed software geek (if not a bonafide programmer) I can only imagine what the average user thinks.