So yet another item has been re-numberd because of superstition. There is a long tradition to that. SuSE have to make customers happy. If those customers are superstitious, OK, it's just numbers. They could have numbered their releases 12a and 12b, then 15, as some hotels do with their floors. For me, it's ridiculous and superstition. SuSE have to earn money to keep up the (IMHO very good) work, so if they scratch the bellies of a few superstitious people, I can live with that. Don't mock SuSE for that, it was not their idea. Other manufacturers do the same thing, too (IBM once forewent naming a product "Gnome," e.g., for the same reason, and to my best knowledge, both Sony and Huawai have avoided the number 14 in any product so far).
*shrug* So long as the product does what it is supposed to do, I could not give a rodent's behind, really. I want stuff that works, and so long as it does what I expect it to do, I really, really, really, really, really [repeat about 2 million times] don't care what the name/version number is.