This is my 4th or 5th Kindle. I was hesitant, as I am VERY happy w my Paperwhite. I've read a hundred books on it. Heck, I still love the very first one (that my daughter dropped on the pool deck and killed). However I felt that as one who reads so much, I have earned the newest and best. I do read a lot in the pool, so I am happy for the waterproof feature. The screen is bigger! Less pages to turn. And I get to press the sides again instead of only swiping to turn pages. It seems like a little thing, but snuggle under quilts at night, I can read a couple chapters without raising my other arm to turn pages. The home page is a joy. I like the arrangement. Amazon used avid readers to set this one up. The set up took 5 minutes and my library appeared like magic. I wont need a new one for many years. I also purchased their custom cover in the light tan. Don't expect the leather to stay smooth and free of mars. It does what real leather does. Going in and out of my pocketbook in just a couple days and it is looking like an Indiana Jones piece of leather, which is fine w me. The Oasis is a home run for this bibliophile.