yeah, now that i've got it working i'm really happy with it. plus i got it in japan, so it works out at US~$100 for an ad-free kindle. ^^
people who complain about the discolouration/uneven light at the bottom of the screen are being REALLY nitpicky, imo. sure it's there but if you're actually 'reading' (like you're supposed to be doing) then you don't even notice it. this is my first e-reader and i can't see any reason why it won't last me a number of years.