Well, yeah, but things change as time goes by, technology improves, that sort of thing. It's still not a full blown Android tablet and even with the rooting it may never get there but, it certainly does seem to be a decent piece of hardware in a really small package. I like the form factor most of all, I suppose.
If the root gets simpler and it really does open the Nook Color up to most any Android app, it's going to really boost sales for B&N big time. Just reading through the rooting thread over at XDA-Developers I've noted over 60 people said they either put one on order just in the past 24 hours or went and picked one up in the same period of time just because of the root being made public.
I know that's just a handful of people overall but, the more the merrier, right?