Something I just thought of and it is just because you stated you had yours for over a year.
How much user space is available after the .35? FW update. Mine went from 110 to 90.8 megs. I was just wondering if the total storage was the same across the older device. Hardware wise the ALP has the same storage value.
(I moved all my books off of the Internal user memory to an SD card)
here is the link for one of the cross FW installs - I am not interested so I do not know it's full story.