The Nook makes three things very simple:
1. Buying books from B&N
2.Reading books from B&N
3.Telling others about B&N books through social networking.
Improvements in other areas seem to be disreguarded, if you look at all the suggestions for the 1.1 release that have been ignored so far.
Others here think adding other features, such as a browser to look up words not in the dictionary, the ability to delete books directly from the Nook, or download books directly to the Nook from other sources, as making the device too complicated.
Judge for yourself. If these "complications" appeal to you, I suggest you look into rooting your Nook.
I'm not hitting problems with hyphenated words, but the "hit rate" for complex words is really low. I don't get it--what good is a dictionary that doesn't have complex and unusual words?
The dictionary is just embarrassing compared to kindle and sony,
1. It doesn't select hyphenated words partially ending on one line and continuing on the next.
2. It's limited as many harder words aren't in the dictionary.
One thing I've noticed about the hyphenation issue: if you have the font set to the publisher's default, the dictionary will recognize it. I only seem to have a problem when I define myself own font settings, which is most of the time.