I have not jumped on the Kindle wagon yet, and I probably only will when they stop printing books. As for prices, books are the only things I never have a guilt trip about spending on. And for all you Kindle buffs, I think if you are downloading loads of books for free at no personal cost to yourself, you shouldn't begrudge paying full price occasionally. Its about putting something back into publishing, and not just taking.
I think Kindles are the emperors new clothes, and are quite frankly, not that special. I was away in Greece a couple of weeks ago, and I saw many many paperbcks being read, but just one Kindle. I am not yet prepared to believe the marketing hype that Kindles are the only way forward. The new head of Waterstones has got it right. I read an interview with him in which he said that he would be fitting terminals in all high street branches, so you can pick up the digital or the paperback version. The current Mrs.Trask has a Kindle. I have looked at it, but it really doesn't grab me in any way whatsoever. I already carry a personal mobile and a work mobile, so I don't want any more technology to drag around with me. I just love the paperback format. The crease of the spine, the cover art, and the fonts.
I have heard conversations between Kindle users. Subjects discussed include use of USB Leads, Adapters, Touchscreens, Virtual Genre Shelves. It tickles me that Kindle readers have all bought something that takes more effort to use than the original product it is supposed to have usurped: A paperback.