I am one happy fella right now!! Amazon has done an absolutely fantastic job improving upon the original Kindle with the new Kindle 2. I will definitely share more later, but the three big improvements that I notice right off the bat are:
1) no accidental page turns due to the buttons pressing in rather than out. I can now comfortably place my hands on the reader
2) the book cover now snaps in to the side to prevent it accidentally falling out of the cover. The original cover was problematic in that area.
3) much brighter screen.