I personally feel that the joy of reading books on paper is really great and e book never able to give that feelings. I have used pdf and various other software but reading and touching those papers are having their own feelings and I love that ...
I think a lot of the complaints of ebooks comes from inadequuate readers (the e-readers, not the actual readers themselves). Ones with a backlight for instance, will surely be harder on your eyes than one with electronic ink and no backlight.
I like paper books. I have an ereader and it is easy to carry on a plane and stuff instead of taking twenty books with you on vacation, but paper backs you could feel and touch. I might smell nerdy but i love the feel of the paper and and the smell. Then you can flip to your favorite parts.
A book has the kind of character that an E-book could never display.
I enjoy holding my favorite books and keep them where they are visible for quick affectionate glances. I love to personalize books dogearing was never meant for a important thought or unforgettable passage, in an E-book.
You can't prop open a door or even swat a pesk fly from the air with an E-book.
Side stitched, tape stitched, saddle stitching; binding is what makes a book a book and different from reams of paper or a folder or an E-book.
If for no other reason a book holds my affection as a comforting friend when I escape to the throne room where I'd never let an E-book in.
I prefer paper as well, especially since hands-on has always worked for me best. Like for example, I used to be an Animation major but I have since switched to Illustration. Can't stand creating something that exists solely in a computer.