Kindle converted me
I was given a Kindle 1st gen when somebody bought a newer one. At first I thought it was a waste but it slowly seduced me. It was the large library of free books and sample chapters that hooked me. I'm sold, but would like a newer version because newer E Ink devices are greatly improved.
Even though I use friend's iPad all the time as a web device I would find it uncomfortable to hold for long periods while reading, and really prefer reading a book on E Ink. It's much easier on the eyes. I was contemplating a Nook Color but I can't wait to check out the Kindle Fire. Either of those would be for games or web. I'd still stick with black and white E Ink for reading books.