Hello, I have been a lurker for a while and thought I would join. I have had my kindle since last August but haven't been using it to it's full potential until now. I started back to the Gym and use it while I am on the treadmill. I have had a number of people stop and ask me what it was. I have been downloading free books like a wild woman lately. I'm one of those folks who bought the original but will wait until the make some really cool updates to the thing before I upgrade.