Linus is right about openSUSE's general being messed up, at least.
Not really. It's a very nice distro. More polished than most in fact.
But it's also openly geared towards a business/corporate rather than a home/personal user. So it incorporates a lot of enterprise mindset. And it's default security settings reflect that mentality. (They can always be turned off BTW.)
Linus probably went with Suse because they've been long-time champions of the KDE desktop, and well known for their elegant implementation of same. KDE is something Linus has gone on record for preferring over Gnome, which he's called 'braindead' on more than one occasion.
Dunno. It's always weird (to me) to see somebody with Linus's technical acumen freaking out over something the average Linux user briefly grumbles about before they change some settings and get on with life. So Torvalds' comments smack just a bit of acting like a 'Rock Star' and silly posturing to me.
But who knows? Linus has been known to display a touch of temper at times. Maybe he was just having a bad day?
Still, he is a god... of sorts. Which means anything Linus Torvalds says is automatically "news."