I'd LOVE to get this. I use my Sony reader daily, but Amazon's new screen look so much better, and I have no doubt it is a better device technically.
But, can't afford to be vendor locked in. Open format or nothing. drm penalizes the good guys. As an honest buyer, demand an honest product, not one which burdens you by refusing to work on other devices.
I've seen a older kindle in person I will admit I like the screen and the way the text pops out. Just wish all my school books were on the kindle store or something instead of them doing their each half ass ebooks websites and apps which are so full of drm and restrictions it's useless. I can tell you I wouldn't mind ditching 20+lbs of books for a kindle, i do it in a heartbeat if I could.