But bowerbird, there might be a reason to wait for it, it is rumoured to have features that no other reader has...
Although you were addressing someone else. I think the only thing missing would be a stylus input. It may not sound like a big deal, but I did have a chance to use my ebookwise for a literature class, and being able to highlight passages, do an instant dictionary lookup were very useful. PDAs, Pocket Pcs, Ebookwise, and Iliad have this feature. So either Kindle could use the touchscreen style input(I hope not, the resolution would be bad), or do the wacom style input. If it's the wacom style input, and it comes out at a fraction of the price of the Iliad, just at 400, it would be a great device just on price point alone.