So I've looked at the kindle every now and again and thought about buying one. To have as many books as I wanted all stuck on one little light weight screen sound really awesome. The main problem I have with it is that I already own TONS of books, and they aren't transferable to the kindle. In other words I have already invested a lot in "dead tree" form media.
Also you can't buy "used" electronic books. So kindle books will always cost the same, give or take.
Just a thought as I avoid finishing my last paper before internship.