You wisely bought a reader that uses Adobe drm, so that when your Kobo does die, you will be able to buy any other reader that utilizes it. Including, Sony, Nook, etc. The only one you won't be able to use will be Amazon's Kindle.
If you are interested in stripping the drm, Google apprentice alf.
Of course if you do this, you will be able to convert your books to whatever format you want for whatever reader you get.
Also download Calibre. This great program will do the conversion for you.
Last edited by cfrizz; 07-08-2011 at 01:23 PM.