Living in the techno backwater of the UK,I envy you guys over the 'pond'.You have multi choices,whereas we are years behind(Kindle International just becoming available).
I notice on the US ebay site one seller is offering to ship the Nook at $299 plus $30 p&p.(This is offered as a pre order.)
I am tempted,but common sense tells me to await developments,I think Sony may be the next to offer wireless connection over here.Yet my heart says Nook.
Incidentally a name change may be required as Nook e(reader) means something entirely different in the UK!