"The Kindle no longer appears to have been put together for a junior-high science class presentation after a parent’s frantic late-night run to OfficeMax for some white posterboard and gluesticks," opines Andy Ihnatko. Yes, I agree. But it's more than that. The new Kindle is svelte in appearance, more intuitive to navigate, better at displaying photographs and images, and much snappier. The new Kindle is a worthy upgrade!!!