To each their own! Ebooks are much more pleasant to read for some of us. He also mentions releasing the ebook after the print release for "important" books. Does that really happen anymore? Can't remember the last time I saw that. Of course, what I read probably just isn't important enough!
I find e-books much more pleasant, both due to the adjustable fonts and the fact that I can carry my entire library on one device. As for new releases, I generally won't buy them because the prices tend to mirror the hardcovers. I wait until they release the mass-market paperbacks and drop the e-book price accordingly.
Unfotunately, some of the publishers set a price for the ebook and leave it there forever. I have some ebooks on my wishlist that have been there for years without a drop in price. Penguin is especially bad.
I went into B&N today and saw a book in mass market paperback at $9.99 that has been consistently on my wishlist at $13.99 since it came out.