This begs the question: which brand is better? Amazon or Nook?
On principle I like Nook better. They pay the publishers and authors more, which is almost enough to get me to decide right there, but I'm curious about book availability, user friendliness, durability and all that fun stuff of both brands. And since I'm not interested in the Nook Color, that puts Nook and Kindle on a somewhat even playing field.
Since I've worked for B&N I clearly know more about the Nook. Some of the perks I like is that you can loan books to other Nook owners, check books out of the library, and go to a store if you have any issues with the device that you need help with. Does Kindle allow for sharing and checking out books? And how is the customer service?
Those are just some basic questions, but all input is very welcome.