SuSE has a centralised admin tool (Yast) from which you pretty much do all the admin for a SuSE system. Some people see this as dumbed-down (I disagree with that, but...) and some see the tool as too all-embracing and not very agile (that's probably a more valid crticism, if that's not the kind of thing that you want your system to have).
It rather depends on what you want from your system.
Personally, I like SuSE, but then my preference is for a kde desktop (and many of the other candidates do some other desktop better) and I prefer to get on with using my system rather than configuring it and I want a large selection of packages available, because at times I use some pretty obscure stuff. If you have a different set of preferences, you'll come up with a different answer.