I do like SONY a lot as well and my PRS-600 is really a nice piece of elegant tech. But it is a very nice and expensive piece of bricked tech now. I had 2 screens with fading - I got both replaced, but it took some time. And finally the screen broke, with very very few of pressure.
This indeed changed my opinion about preferences a lot. I think next time I will go for a cheap one. I dont care anymore if it looks plastic - if you brick it, cheap is just better and they are sensitive.