Just got my Kindle 2 today (a day early). Please forgive me for skipping the unboxing documentation, but it was nicely packaged in upscale cardboard with the phrase “Once upon a time” printed on every tear-open-tab.
The device is sweet for the reading experience, which should be primary. Turning pages causes a refresh which flashes through a inverted black page first, which is somewhat disruptive but brief.
Everything else seems a little forced in terms of interface choices; it was definitely built first for the reading experience and second for the buying and navigating options. That said, nothing really gets in the way too much. I bought a book lickety-split and could make my way through the menus fairly intuitively right away.
More later maybe.
UPDATE (7/21/2009): Left this thing at a restaurant and lost it.
That possibility had honestly never occurred to me up until the moment it happened. I never lose shit. Hmm, well not in a rush to re-buy it yet.
UPDATE 2 (4/6/2010): Now I have an iPad. Good enough battery, color, Kindle App and many other readers. Text is way sharper too.