I'm glad you found a happy ending. From all accounts the PRS-900 is a wonderful e-reader. I might have gotten one myself instead of my DR800 except that I cursed when I got my Kindle 2 because of the darker, less-readable screen compared to my Cybook Gen3. There's no way I will tolerate anything worse
. Thus the Sony was ruled out.
But for those with better eyesight and/or greater tolerance, it's a great choice.