I have to say, I never liked the idea of ebooks either. I love the feeling, smell, and heft
of a plain jane paperback book. Then, I had the unfortunate occurrence of losing my 600 book collection (including many signed first editions
)to an ex boyfriend after moving 3 states away.
With an ereader, I never have to worry about that again, I just back up my files on my laptop. I still buy the occasional paperback, but I try to keep the bulk of my literature in digital form, because you never know what may befall your beloved collection! My reason for using the ereader is: better safe than sorry!