$15 doesn't seem like that much
Agreed. It used to be $30 to opt out of "special offers", so the price is pleasantly affordable.
I just can't get excited about it the Kindle Fires. Between the lackluster software and the draconian terms for developers in their Android store, it seems situated as more of a digital storefront than a device in its own right.
If I have a single trip in the near future, though, you can bet I'll be giving thought to overnighting the new e-ink Kindle.