Nice pointless poll
I have always been a huge fan of Mandrake not that I have been using it that long, most of the time it does what I want actually it does do what I want until I start playing to get more out of it.
One thing, just because you know about Windows doesn't make your Linux experience any easier, heck I've been using Windows since the 3.1 days and then took the step into Linux and got lost very very easily, I still remember my first encounter with Linux and it wasn't pretty. I am just starting to get a grip on the basic commands but still have a long way to go I am proficient in anyway.
My personal opinion is unless you have a purpose for it ie server of some kind it isn't going to do a great deal for you. It's not quite at the point of windows in terms of usability or more to the point being user friendly although I have no doubt in my mind it will get to that stage eventually.
Windows drivers you won't be able to use on Linux well to the best of my knowledge you can't anyway.
EDIT: To install Suse I would imagine you would simply need the appropriate CD ie off the net, burn them to a CD or two or three depending on how many cds then whack it in your CD drive and away you go.