I was able to handle the Fire on yesterday, and it felt like a cheap toy. (No offence intended to others, its just how it felt to me). I am not one who frequents BN stores; i also have the Nook app on my tablet and i rarely use it, but for some reason i am strongly drawn to the Nook Tablet. I simply enjoy the look and feel of it over the fire. And besides, I was never one who went with the crowd. If everyone else was going to right, I'd go to the left!
I will keep the Nook Tablet high on my wish list!