And welcome to the forum.
I can only speak for myself, but I think you'll not regret it... I bought my first Pocket in dec'10.
Now I have 2 Pockets (one for my baby...
) and 1 Edge. And I'm very happy. I think I haven't read a printed book for more than a year, now, but I read every single day! And annotate constantly. In the books, in the journals...
Don't forget to read the 'sticky' threads, and, in doubt, ask here. You'll see you will find very helpful people. I found!