Glad to have found this site, for my new obsession! I'm a 54 year-old E.R. physician, an avid reader (mainly history, intrigue/detective tales and science fiction), who's been sitting on the fence, waiting to buy a Kindle, for over a year. My wife and I both love to read, and we're getting overrun with books, which get reread frequently!
I waited for the Kindle 2, but after seeing that it doesn't include memory expansion or allow extra batteries (a hot topic on many forums, I see), decided to buy a "new sealed" Kindle 1 from eBay, along with a 4GB SD card and a couple of spare batteries. (Combining books, magazines, newspapers, and mp3s, as well as a few favorite blogs, I was a bit worried about 1.4GB limit on the Kindle 2, and during camping trips without AC power, extra batteries will be useful) It should be here in 2 days, and I can't wait! My wife has even gotten excited about reading on this, so that I'm pretty sure I'll be buying her (or me?) a Kindle 2 in the near future! I'm also looking forward to introducing my 77 year-old Mom to Kindle, as she continues to read a relentless trail of new books each month - keeps her mind sharp, and her conversation alive!
I'm already thinking that perhaps our 5 grown children might like Kindles next Christmas!