I think that the realization experienced by the Buddha speaks to our condition in ways that most of us, quite frankly, don't even want to admit. Is seeking pleasurable experiences actually suffering? Yes -- especially when we fail to get them, or we get them and they are lost for whatever reason.
And ultimately, it is all unsatisfactory -- we get bored with one sort of pleasure and go out seeking a different kind, more, or whatever. Are we ever really satisfied? That is what I think the Buddha's teaching really goes after -- not just the simple English-language understanding of the word "suffering."
Please be well, friend.