Mark November 12, the date for the final release of openSuSE 11.2. If you have some time during this summer, please consider participating in testing the milestone releases or contribute in some other way that may be within your area of expertise.
Some of the new features for end users:
For Gnome users, the Sonar theme seems to be one of the bigger GUI changes.
For KDE users, KDE 4.3 will be shipped, and hopefully it will be really stable and actually usable.
For administrators and developers
YaST Web and the REST interface, I think this will be a nice extra feature for administrating one or more machines, sure, you can always use SSH and the terminal, but for regular users this will be much simpler.
I will be writing updates on testing and development for the 11.2 release during this summer as part of my daily routine. So stay tuned if your interested.