Well... after buying an Asus Transformer tablet at Best Buy, and then returning it for a Kindle Fire HD - because they were having this special where anything you bought you could return until Dec. 24th - I thought I might return the Kindle also... It just wasn't what I thought it would be. But I found out that when I returned the Asus and got the Kindle instead, they were no longer running that special. So I guess I am stuck with the Kindle Fire HD.
I can live with it. It is good to read with, and I've found some apps that aren't too bad, and the Amazon Prime deals are nice for a month (lots of good free tv shows and movies). However, in my opinion, Kindle is really killing themselves by limiting their device to only their products (or at least not mingling better with Google). But such is the way things are in this world now, I guess. The Kindle HD web browser just sucks, and it sucks that you can't watch Youtube videos, or access Gmail, or anything that requires flash to operate. But... it is what it is.
There is plenty to enjoy with the Kindle, I was just a little bummed, because I'd kind of got my heart set on a Nexus 7 (or even the Asus Transformer again). I will survive though.