Originally Posted by ijdod
The capacitive touchscreen worries me a bit. Those affect the screen, and is the reason IR touchscreens are some popular in e-readers. Could very well be they cracked the problem, OR that the paperwhite feature caused the same effect anyway, so they added it again. (edit: seems to have mixed-up the various touch-screen technologies. Resistive screens were what was used on ealier models)
Also touchscreen is likely to be modern Cypress TrueTouch consisting of less layers of various materials in comparison with older touchscreen technologies. I guess it will decrease reading comfort not so much.