People run RedHat for the long-term support. Enterprises don't like being forced to upgrade on a vendor's schedule, and RedHat was the first Linux provider to recognize that and cater to it. Timely security upgrades for a consistent platform - over years - is what enterprise users want. And like it or not, that is a technological meaning.
Uh... no. SLES (Oct 2001) came months before RHELAS (Mar 2002) and even so Red Hat doesn't acknowledge the existence of 2.1 (wikipedia does) which still came after regardless. Red Hat's official position is that RHELAS didn't exist until v3 (Jan 2004). Feature for feature, IMHO, Red Hat didn't have an enterprise worthy product until RHEL 5.
I get your meaning, you just used the wrong distro in your argument.
QLED = LCD screen using an LED backlight and quantum dot phosphors
How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."