Welcome to the Pardus Worldforum. Although this is not as large or active a forum as some, there is no shortage of friendly, helpful people -- with an international flavor. I hope you'll feel at home here.
I agree with your assessment that Pardus is a real "sleeper" which deserves more widespread recognition. I read occasional comments dismissing it as a "niche distro" but I don't agree with them. The developers built the distro completely from scratch, and have created some very useful tools, such as the YALI installer, the Control Center, the Boot Manager (which makes multibooting Linux much easier -- it can also handle booting GRUB2-based distros) and the first-run Kaptan Desktop Assistant.
One standard criticism I see regarding Pardus is the smaller size of its repository. This is valid, but the developers are working hard to add more PiSi packages of apps. I installed 2011 two days ago, and at this point, the two applications I'm missing (but can live without, if necessary, since I have them available in other distros) are Abiword and Gnucash. Almost all the other software I regularly use is already there, including TeX Live, Kile and Emacs-AUCTeX.
I've been using Pardus since the 2009 release and it continues to impress me; it is stable and runs smoothly on my hardware. I haven't tried every KDE 4 implementation out there, but IMHO Pardus's is one of the best. It compares very favorably to PCLinuxOS, another of my longtime favorites.
If you haven't found it yet, take a look at the English-language Wiki (largely put together by atolboo). It has lots of tips, tricks and useful info:http://en.pardus-wiki.org/Main_Page
You can find a contents list of the 2011 repo here:http://packages.pardus.org.tr/
I hope you too will enjoy using Pardus.