You will probably appreciate the upgrade.
I created a Word document on my EE today, using Docs2Go, but have not tried to read any Word docs on the eink side. I will see if I can find a way (other than converting in Calibre) to do that.
Oh! I know one way -- look up LCD2eink, which is a program(?) created by Javese which allows you to read from the LCD side onto the eink side. I haven't installed it myself (just lazy) but I believe it is pretty fantastic!
Edit: I forgot to say Welcome!