This reviewer really, really loves the new Paperwhite:
"Until now, I was convinced the e-reader was a goner. After all, that black-on-gray "e-ink" display technology has peaked and cheap tablets are eating up what's left of buyer interest. Then I fell in love with Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite. It solves two of e-ink's biggest problems — lousy contrast and lack of integrated lighting — while preserving the e-reader's core advantages: readability, affordability and insanely long battery life."