E-Ink is far from dead. It just can't command high prices, anymore. After a 3 month experiment of reading on high quality LCD's only I finally pulled my trusted Irex out again. And it does feel like relief for my eyes to look at an e-ink screen again. So in the end convenience lost out for me.
For books it is e-ink for me from now on, when I have the choice (sometimes I only have my phone with me). For the newspapers connectivity is a problem, so a computer/tablet is still the better way. Besides, speed is much more important.