On two of my systems at home I still run SuSe Linux. After the next weekend it probably will be only one left. Both were running 9.3 and after an online update that brought a new kernel, one system had kernel panic when loading the network driver (realtek). Uhm no net - what to do.
I've downloaded the DVD for version 10.0 and run the update. And its getting worse. The gstreamer-0.8 packages are broken - they run gst-register and not gst-register-0.8, which in my case means running gst-register-0.9 :(. The xorg install corrupted my xorg config. Looks like they changed the refresh-rate, as when x comes up I see noting (have an LCD). Okay this can be fixed. But running the system in fail-safe mode it hangs or even reboots while starting lircd (what ever that is).
So my last resort is using a bootable CD. If I can't repair it, I'll install Gentoo there too.
As a sidenote - the grub theme and the bootgfx look a bit too bright (bonbon colors). Is it made by children, for children?