Blossom, that sounds like you are really happy with it. You might want to try turn the light down even more - the pinkish aliens and how they float and disappear sounds an aweful lot like snow-blindness. The frontlight is a little bit weird - it looks exactly as if it was lit from the front (no pun intended), but from farther away. It is impossible to be frontlit like this with a lamp. There is no shadows, when you move the PW the light doesn't change. On a tablet if you move even a tiny bit, you can see that as the glass is so reflective. Maybe your brain will catch up with that magic. Be thankful the PW does not have glass on top of the screen - or it would be finger print galore.
Best part that I like is the roughness of the screen. I don't agree with Amazon that it feels like paper, but it is nice to touch something else than mirror smooth tablets