Originally Posted by pidgeon92
This was my first thought as well. Why try to make a device do something it wasn't natively designed to do when there are so many good ePub readers available?
Because, IMHO, the Kindle has the best support, the most stable software, the best cases, and the best screen of all readers at this point in time.
IMHO, of course, again. It doesn't have the most features, true, but apart from Custom Fonts there's not too much I'm missing except when I'd really get down to the nitty gritty geeky details.
I have a Kindle, though I *never* buy from Amazon, and my base format is EPUB. As long as Calibre can convert from that to the format of the reader I want, then I don't really care about that format, or the manufacturer; I only care about the device itself.
Had Calibre not existed, with no other way to convert from ePub to Mobi/AZW, I'd not have had a Kindle.