I've been using my SSD drive with Fedora 15 on for a few weeks now and man, it's so damn fast. According to the benchmark, I'm only 5mb off the top speed the drive said it has. Autologin enabled I can get to the desktop in 11 seconds from GRUB.
I recommend an SSD drive for Linux, especially if you don't have much storage requirements(I don't). The extra price for an SSD drive is well worth the price for the speed you get.