Plus, no one has had the guts to take on my argument that the proprietary downloads are ridiculously EXPENSIVE. The worst thing about the Kindle...
Personally, I like eBooks, and am willing to pay MORE for them as compared to paperback or hardbound.
They’re all trivially easy to crack if desired (there is no such thing as secure files), so I can move them to any format I desire.
I do not have to worry about them getting burned up in a fire, or destroyed in a flood, or lost - I have copies on my laptop, my phone, my tablet, and backed up by Carbonite. Plus the copies in the stores (Amazon, B&N and Mobipocket).
And I can take a dozen books with me when I travel, with zero additional space or weight required. I like having a bookshelf with me when I am flying for 12 hours in a plane.
IMHO, the are not expensive, they are actually a bargain - I have an indestructible copy of a book that is zero weight and volume that can be retrieved from my virtual bookshelf wherever I am in the World.
They’re worth every penny, and then some!