I too stumbled over MobileRead when googling. I was trying to find out about the availability or otherwise of the Kobo Touch in Australia, fairly soon after it came out in Canada and the US, and up came a thread on that very subject.
After reading what others had to say, I took the plunge and ordered one from Borders in the US. Within days it was announced that they were closing and I thought I had "done my dough", but after a very long time travelling here, possibly by tortoise, my Kobo Touch arrived safely.
And I have been enjoying being a part of the MobileRead community ever since. I'm enjoying my Kobo Touch too, though not too keen on their latest upgrade, like so many others.