i like my vox. i chose it because of more open formats available to read on it. it does what i wanted it to do. its no ipad replacement, but hey, it wasnt supposed to be. i thinkt hey could've made it a super reader without as many hiccups such as WFS and SOD, security and problems updating etc. i havent applied the latest update...having stuff shoved down my neck has never appealed. i dont buy books using my vox and i tend to use amazons books/website either bought or free and sync from desktop..im happier not having passwords floating around on an unsecure unit and not having a multi-buy option is just neanderthal for example.
mmm..would i recommend it? well, i might buy my 14yr old one..to use as a reader.
would i recommend it to friends? probably not. because i think kobo support is just way too unreliable etc if you run into issues...also because i dont think kobo listen to their users sufficiently in order that they are more informed as to where they go next with either product or updates.
but i still wouldnt be without mine right now...