Yes! I think the biggest benefit is the better branching + merging support offered by many DVCSes. Branching and merging is kind of a pain in the ass in SVN; it's annoying enough that it's not worth the time to create small, short-lived branches for quick feature additions, bug fixes, or experimentation, but merging is also annoying enough that it's a pain to create long-lived branches as well. On the other hand, branching and merging is a breeze in Git, so much so that I create a (local) branch for nearly every bug fix or feature I work on.
I think the tools offered by Git for visualizing repos, grepping logs, etc., are a lot better than in SVN, too (although that's more a Git thing than specific to a DVCS).
A DVCS also doesn't require a central server; when using SVN as a developer, you have to create a local repo to push into, which isn't a requirement with Git, since every repo contains the full history. As a corollary, archiving a repo is just a matter of zipping up your project -- there's no "central database" to back up.
I started using Git nearly four years ago, after using SVN for a while, and I haven't looked back.