It's fast, it's slim, the screen is gorgeous. I get to get rid of the clunky TV in my workout room because this gorgeous device fits perfectly on my treadmill and my elliptical trainer. LOVE THIS. This alone is a reason to shell out the $$ I did. I've never had an ebook reader, and now I don't know if I can ever live without one. You don't have to find a chair with a good lamp anymore, you can sit anywhere you want to. When there's no wifi, I like that books are actually on your reader and you can access them anyway. The 8.9 is the perfect size for me, 7 a bit too small, and the 10 too big. The 3.1 OS is FAST too. I can see why these forums are sparse, there's not much to complain about.