When I saw the PaperWhite, I was thrilled. I haven't tried it - still waiting for mine to ship in late October to replace my old and reliable Kindle 3.
But maybe Amazon dropped the ball on this. I was reading these reviews and it seems that the main feature, lighting is a bit flawed. Even after Amazon replaced them.
For me (and I think many others), lighting when needed is the main benefit. I want to be able to read in bed at night without waking my girlfriend. Also many cafes don't have the best lighting. But, IF the lighting feature is flawed, maybe we are better off just buying a clip on light for our existing Kindle's?
I hope someone here has purchased one and can tell me that I am wrong; that the PaperWhite is what you would expect from a fantastic company like Amazon.