I absolutely love my Kindle, but a lot of people have issues with Amazon taking over the world, which I can completely understand. Since they're in so many places these days, I would go to a store - office supply, Best Buy, B&N storefront - and play with a few in person. You can get a feel for the devices and see which ones are more intuitive for you.
Hi, I live in India. So basically I have to get a Kindle shipped-that is if I buy it. And the only site where I can actually see it, virtually of course, is Amazon. I have no chance to 'feel' the real product before buying it. :-|
These Kindle guys should really set up a store in India. The market here is huge.