I have one! We found a good deal on refurbished ones, so I decided not to wait for my birthday after all...
I've found it easy to get the hang of so far (granted, I haven't tried
connecting it to wi-fi yet). I went "shopping" for out-of-copyright books
at the Project Gutenberg website, and loaded some goodies onto the Kindle via USB cable.
I may actually get around to reading Jane Eyre at last. ;)
Of course, I now need to make a protective case for it. Any excuse for a craft project, I know! I found a sewing tutorial that looks good, but I'll have to wait till next week to get started, because this weekend the Handmade craft festival is on! I'm looking forward to the two-handed stranded knitting class, and hanging out at the knit lounge with the other knitting geeks.
Stay tuned for tales and photos.