The talk about screen improvements on the new Kindle are giving me hope. I saw a picture with the two Kindles on the support page at Amazon. Take a look. You have to look at the two Kindles from a distance to see the difference in the background. This is what I see when my KK is next to my Kindle silver and viewed from about 8 feet away.
Anyway, look at the difference in the white areas on this page, on Amazon yet. They look very different to me.