Originally Posted by davidfor
Personally, I say yuck. I want to watch the device boot so I know it is working.
what used to happen with my previous device was: upon switching on, the "off" screensaver would be substituted by the last page you were reading in a book (so you'd know the device was waking up); and upon finishing the boot the image you were reading would be replaced by the book, giving you the feel of a page refresh (which I guess in a way it is what it was). So you'd know all was being well.
Anyhow, of course different people have different needs and tastes - this is why I said "option"
though I am not sure this argument will convince you