There wasn't too many distro's available when I first started. And some just getting them would have been an issue.
But I did settle in with SuSE. Which I thought was a perfect linux distro. I then used it up until around a year or two ago.
Then I did the distro hopping all over the place, and I think I have around 150 cd's just laying around with everything under
the sun burned on them. Then I narrowed it down to just two, pclinuxos or pc-bsd. (yes bsd) I can run bsd effectively, and
enjoy it in the process. From there I went to mandriva, and stumbled across granular on distrowatch. Still happy I have been
able to settle in here. SuSE is still a good OS, and I have just tried the latest release. And it's really sharp, I just cannot get
over the novell thing. So it's just not for me.