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Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
Linux is about freedom to choose whatever fits you best. So if you are happy with Suse there is no reason to change.
But I must say I have been using Mint Debian edition (version 13 and 16) with the Mate desktop. Both in a VM and one the bare metal. And I still must experience my first crash.
Mint (the not the Debian version, but the Ubuntu version, I don't know the official name) is based on Ubuntu and Ubuntu is based on Debian Unstable. Ubuntu is known for its cutting edge programs which are included, not for rock solid stability. So I assume that has some consequences for derived distros.
I use BOTH OPENSUSE (13.1) and Linux Mint -- current LM17 (QIANA) with KDE seems just as good as my OPENSUSE -- OPENSUSE has not a vey nice package manager(YAST)athough improving and it's a SMALLER install if you just install from the OPENSUSE live KDE distro.
I've had to ADD / INSTALL KDE on LM17 (QIANA) as there isn't a separate KDE live CD.
Seems stable enough to me.
I had to fiddle a bit to get VMware workstation to install on OPENSUSE - LM17 just installed without problems - running Windows 8.1 Virtual machine - runs OK.
Both are excellent distros IMO - especially if you are looking for decent long term releases that can be used for REAL work as a daily system.
If you want to stick exclusively to KDE then OPENSUSE might just have the edge. - There's a bug in LM17 when you install KDE-FULL. Systems settings don't recognixe HDMI connected external monitor until you install KSCREEN (simply sudo apt-get install kscreen. Not sure how that got missed out of the package.
In any case there's enough distros to suit everybody - choose one / two or even more that you like and ignore the rest - or if you don't want any choice go back to WINDOZE !!.
Location: The garden of England. Technically, the compost heap.
Distribution: Mint Xfce and #! (now Debian)
I couldn't agree more about Cinnamon. I find it to be very unstable especially when an extension or two are installed. But that's OK I running Mint 17 Xfce. Even though I have installed Compiz and build Emerald window decorator for some bling it has so far been completely stable.
I would hope (although I haven't checked) that for an LTS release, Cinnamon would have been somewhat stabilised. Still it's a young project so I would expect it to improve over time; especially if you consider how far it has come already.
I like openSUSE and usually try out every other version, but I would prefer it if their repository structure made more sense!