I would not.
When BN brought the first lit Nook to the market, I thought it was such nonsense!
I only bought the PW because of the paperwhite screen I saw in the Amazon event coverage and TV ads (yeah, and how true that feature was!), the higher screen resolution and cover view, and the paper-like surface.
Time to read was an unexpected bonus that I would not want to miss any more, as is the frontlight in combination with the auto wake cover.