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Some things to consider:

Who is the target audience?

Is the target audience experienced Linux users or newcomers who might be switching from Windows?

If the goal (as per the info on the General tab) is for openSUSE to become "the most widely used Linux distribution" and "the world's most usable Linux distribution and desktop environment for new and experienced Linux users" I feel it should be written for newcomers.

Newcomers might not know what a desktop environment is, or have a full understanding of what a rolling or fixed release is.

Tumbleweed snapshots might not be an official part of the distro, but they might play a role in what people choose, if they know about it. --NPrime (talk) 21:24, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

The Tumbleweed page also addresses the question of choosing Leap or Tumbleweed, and gives a more complete answer. There's one issue, by itself, that I think rules out Tumbleweed from being accessible to pure newbies - the (current) need to use the command line for updates. Even if it's a simple two word command. Not because it's hard, but because it's too scary for them. So hopefully this changes in the near future. --NPrime (talk) 21:43, 11 June 2019 (UTC)