Originally Posted by speakingtohe
I didn't like the fact that you had to setup a Kobo account over the internet even to use the reader.
This. There's a certain intrusiveness in the Kobo market mindset which really puts me off, and which you can see with their approach to "recommendations", etc, and the number of times my outbound firewall alarms when I fire up the Desktop app.
I totally agree that not being able to reset and read what's on your $129 device without phoning home first is a giant honking ... let's call it "flaw".