I had a trial of SLED, and enjoyed the refinement. My computer is both for work, as well as enjoyment. My only caveat about SLED (say vs. openSUSE) was the lack of OSS software that I'm accustomed to. Things like just being able to keep an up to date version of Firefox, or Installing Chrome. Is there any solution for this with SLED that doesn't involve me acquiring a college degree?

I'm particularly interested now since openSUSE seems to be getting more unstable, and the move of all distros to Gnome 3 is an unacceptable loss of functionality. KDE was far too unstable to be usable as a work environment in the version shipped with openSUSE 12.1.

Basically, I want the stability and refinement of SLED but for my personal as well as my work desktop.