Suede is notthat hard to maintain. Just use a suede brush after each wearing and clean with eg Omninettoyant from Saphir from time to time
Brush after each wear seams a little excessive. I brush mine when i need to but i agree that a suede cleaner is very good, i´ve used combishaum. Then i always spray the shoes with water repellent spray and this keeps the shoes very clean.
My opinion is that suede is more durable than leather. I have used a pair of Loake Pimlico in dark brown suede for two winters and they still looks like new. I washed them ones every year and put new water repellent spray on them. This year i bought spray with the same color as the shoe and the result was great. The spray works very well and i have been caught in heavy rain a few times and the water just slips right of, no need to worry about water marks like you do on nice leather shoes.