Today wasn’t an entirely productive day, but it wasn’t too bad — I did manage to burn the Yoper installation CD.
My idea is as follows: Yoper is a good, young distribution, looking for contributors; Yoper doesn’t have good Gnome support yet; I’m more than a little Gnome-mad; I can program; I can help integrate Gnome into Yoper!
Just need to backup my data, blow away this SUSE install, and give Garnome another go.