Hi, I'm Joe, I work in Philadelphia and live in the Philly area. I've owned a Kindle 1 since April 2008 (I ordered it in February 2008 and suffered through a long wait). Despite only using my Kindle 10 or 11 months so far, I happily ordered Kindle 2 the first day it was available. Heck, it'll be fun to have two Kindles around the house. I'm not one of those people who reads so much that the Kindle saves me money (I read about fifteen to twenty novels a year), but between the books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and other benefits, the price is worth it to me. I use it constantly. Even after my company gave me a a shiny new smartphone at no personal cost, I was only momentarily dazzled by it and soon drifted back to using my Kindle 90% of the time (though the smartphone is still more convenient for looking up movie times, I admit). It really is the best electronic device out there for long form reading. Anyway, it was really great to discover this board and I hope to get to know many of you. By the way, I'm also a Top 500 Amazon reviewer (that and five bucks will get me a short cab ride), and welcome you to check out some of my Amazon reviews and tell me what you think. My most recent review was of John Sandford's "Sudden Prey" (I'm a big thriller fan), which of course I read on the Kindle.