Nelisa Lauren Mansilla likes the Kindle Fire.
For reading, it has a great form factor. The battery life? It's simply awesome.
I didn't want to use it at first, but since it was just sitting around (nobody else in the house seemed to be using it), I decided to use it for college to read my course books.
I took the leather case off and decided to use it like it was designed, and it's awesome as is! If it can stand up to my daily use with no special care given to it or keeping it in a case, and be transported to and from college in a book bag or my purse with all of my stuff, and still be perfect.... then kudos to the designers.
The Kindle Fire seems to be designed to hold up to the rigors of every day carry.