I heard/watched/read some reviews and it wasn’t all amazing, and at the end of the day I was thinking: What am I going to do with this kindle? and the answer is: read.
So why exactly should I spend more money on a touch interface (and have to order it via a third party, also costing me more money, since they aren’t available in the US,) when all I am really going to do is select a book and turn pages.
My impatience finally caught up with me and I went ahead and ordered the base model.
Now I am waiting for it to arrive… (it may even arrive while I am at work today!!!)