Maybe it's just me, but e-books and e-readers just scream slush pile. I can read a lot on the internet but the majority of it is all crap. In other words, there is no filter. People can troll all over the place, and people who are serious can get away without editors. Print media still represents that wall between stuff you should read and stuff that isn't worth your time. That's not to say that crap doesn't get published (because we all know it does) but at this time, I would say that the amount of crap on the internet far outweighs the amount of crap in print. For that reason, e-readers aren't separate enough from the internet for me to justify reading books off of it. Right now the only thing that appeals to me about an e-reader is that you can download public domain books for free and take them with you.