I really enjoyed reading this review of the experience of installing Fedora 18 and first use. Other than being well-written, I like the fact that he gives points to each pro and con. I also liked this bit of opinion, which I totally agree with:
Logging in. Being told there are updates. Holy crap -- 218 updates -- for a release that's a day old. Does the word 'release' mean anything anymore? -5. Seriously, freeze that crap for a few days, only real security issues or facepalm bugs.