I'm with TMingyur on this one, I think suffering can be a good thing, provided it is handled in the right way (that is not rejecting, but allowing it to be as it is so that we may learn from it and let it go). I remember reading a quote from the Dalai Lama when I was fairly new to Buddhism which went something like "As you progress in the practice you actually begin to appreciate suffering", or something like that. I didn't really understand what it implied back then, but now it seems to me that what he meant was that suffering can have great benefit, for I've noticed with myself that the times I'm most motivated to practice and gain the most insight are the really difficult times. So is suffering pleasant? Absolutely not. Does suffering have benefits? It most certainly can, provided we show it the respect it deserves and open up to what it has to teach us.
Just my two cents, hopefully it is of value to you!
"The heart of the path is quite easy. There’s no need to explain anything at length. Let go of love and hate and let things be. That’s all that I do in my own practice." - Ajahn Chah