[citation][nom]COLGeek[/nom]When it comes to books, I still prefer paper over pixels. No over billing issues there either....[/citation]
In most cases I agree with you, but I like to read non-fiction novels too, books that I know I will only read once in my life and storage it up forever. This is perfect for something in the form of kindle e-reader.
It provides extremely long battery life, very good in-door and out-door readability, light weight and fits into my jeans(yes it's a requirement when I buy 7" tablets, this includes kindle and Nexus 7, it has to fit into my pocket so I don't have to carry it on hands or getting a man-purse). And it's a perfect storage facility, all non-fiction novels at the touch of my finger-tip.
Also I like amazon as a service, getting my mp3 and e-books from them. They provide you great services without charging you an arm or a leg.