Again, the price on Amazon is ridiculously expensive for most books; I can wait 4 weeks and get used books online for less than half the price of what Amazon wants for a download. Then I get to make a tax-deductable contribution to Goodwill to recoup some of my expense. So why do I need a Kindle again?
Maybe you should tell the person that gave you the kindle to please quit wasting their money on an obvious POS, that you can’t and won’t use, and next time just give you that ipad you want.
I’m sure they’ll appreciate your gratefulness and thoughtful appreciation.
Maybe you don't.
But that has absolutely NOTHING to do with the question of whether or not the Kindle is a good product.
I have absolutely no need for a Formula 1 race car, but that doesn't make Formula 1 race cars worthless.
The overwhelming majority of Kindle owners love them. (My wife and I have owned the original and K2 so far.)