Well, I hate to throw cold water on all of this, but my feelings are mixed about the Kindle. I miss not having books awaiting me to read on the shelf, although I have three on the Kindle. I'll hear about that from my DH! I just finished a wonderful biography, but none of the photos are on the Kindle. Barnes & Noble had one copy but it was on hold for a customer. Also one of my favorite writer's, her books are not Kindlized. Neither was the biography.
I do, however, think it's amazing to be able to get a book in less than a minute.