Quick and easy package selection from the interface
Install looks good, is designed good, its intuitive, and you can always go back and change anything via the back button.
After the install I will be able to get back to the configuration i am seeing in the install via YAST after I am done installing. With other installs you have to worry that if you don't get a setting right the first time you are going to have to waste time figuring out what config file to modify and how to modify it.
Screen after boot from install looks cool. :)
Detected built in sis900 ethernet card on install
Detected USB D-Link DUB E-100 on install
Detected ra2500 wireless card by default
Automatically checks for package update durring the install
Tells you if the update is needed for Security or it is just Recommended
This is a biggie for amd64: Allows you to seamlessly install 32 bit software packages in your 64 bit environment (good for firefox if you want to use flash, good for media players for use with 32 bit plugins). This is something that is very annoying or difficutl to set up in most other distros that have 64 bit (gentoo you have to manually install all of the 32 bit emulation stuff and for some stuff set up 32bit chrooted environments, any Debian based system is hell to do this on becuase it only wants to connect to repos that match your arch.
A user of the free edition no longer has to manually setup the package manager to use the web to get pacakges instead of the cd.
What I dont like
I changed my resolution in suse config, test worked, but trying to login displays no video
Big ugly green button at login screen
It automatically mounted my usb stick and put an icon on the desktop but when I right clicked and tried to unmount it gave me errors about not having permission to do it.
In GNOME YAST windows like to open half ways off of the screen. I also had this problem in suse 9.2.