I love my Kindle, but I will never transition to *only* e-books. I developed my love of reading - which fostered other things like curiosity, imagination, creativity - from being faced with a wall of books every day in my house growing up; my mother's books and my books mixed together for me to choose from. I loved looking at the covers, grabbing random books of my mom's off the shelf to peruse... I really want my kids to have that same experience. It's a way to be quietly influential over your children's lives without forcing them into anything.