Originally Posted by vxf
Something is off with the PW screen. As people are saying, you can tell the fonts are 'under glass'.
I think it is the presence of the light, not the capacitive screen. As a previous owner of both a Nook Simple Touch and Nook Glow, I can tell you that the addition of the light on the Glow created exactly the situation you described, and they are both IR screens.
The effect on the PW is much less than the Glow, though. So that's a plus!