Siduri, talk with Ishbel. She has a kindle and is in the UK. I don't want to speak for her, but I think she really likes hers. One bit of warning though, in the past these things have been prone to a problem or 2. I don't know what it is about their manufacturing but they seem to have a higher than normal percentage of faulty units. The good news is Amazon's customer support is excellent (in my opinion) and will do everything they can to resolve your issue over the phone, but if they can't do that they don't hesitate to exchange your kindle with a new one. Luckily once you purchase an e-book from Amazon you always have the rights to it and it is stored, in your account, online so if you ever have to replace your Kindle or want to upgrade your books and such are always available to re-download to your unit.
If you are considering purchasing a Kindle let me give you even more of push. Do you like to read the classics or older, public domain books then check out Project Gutenberg. It is a warehouse of thousands of titles that are free to download. Download, for free, a number of the classics and your Kindle has paid for itself. I also love my Kindle for traveling. No more lugging around a bunch of heavy books; it's all in my 8oz. Kindle and I don't have to worry about running out of reading material.
Yes, I know, I sound like an advertisment for Kindle and Amazon. I swear I get nothing from them for "shilling" for their product. I'm just someone who really loves their Kindle and think it was one of the best purchases I've made in a long time.