Originally Posted by tomsem
Since you don't seem to be in any rush, I would wait awhile longer, at least until the first software update arrives (and ideally, wait until Kindle Touch gets an update so you know how software features will compare). This will also allow more time for production issues to get worked out, increasing the likelihood that you'll get a 'good' one. Then order one, try it out, and return if it doesn't meet your expectations.
I'm also curious if there's any word on a software update for the Touch. In the past, it's seemed Amazon has abandoned updates for discontinued Kindles pretty quickly.
I actually have been pleasantly surprised by the responsiveness and overall experience with the Touch (especially after so many lukewarm reviews), but some of the PW's new software features look appealing. Even the Kindle Keyboard received a decent update recently and has more parity than the Touch.