I'm loving my N2E (Nook Simple Touch). The touch screen makes all the difference, and has shrunk an already-compact device even more. I also find it to be sturdier than the N1E (who's heard of a N2E bezel breaking?). With all of that said, I've found a few...quirks:
- Spotty WiFi connectivity...though that's not new to N2E (had the same problems with N1E with my router). Still and all...that problem remains.
- There appears to be a disconnect with the "current book" shortcut button (which shows when in the library, or the Nook settings screen). I've had a few ePubs (SmashWords and Gutenberg.org books) where it seems that it loses my bookmark; I click the miniature "current book" button and it takes me to the first page of the book! But if I go back to the book by tapping Library -> <Title of Book>, it takes me to the right place.
- The caching problem (mentioned by others, elsewhere); for a time, everything's good! But after a while, I can't refresh my library (the 'refreshing' circle continues to circle without end), the shop won't show my recommendations, and I can't even view reviews or other books by a book's author on the details page for a book. Reboot the nook and all's well with the world! An easy problem to work around, but it shouldn't have to be worked around at all. Here's hoping for 1.0.2, right?
- I've encountered this exactly once, as has my mother with her N2E: freezing. Everything's going great, and I put my N2E to sleep so that I can get back to...chiseling, or what-not. I come back and when I try to unlock my N2E, nothing happens! In my case, I was able to reboot it, eventually, and haven't encountered that since. In my Mom's case, I tried to walk her through rebooting it (over the phone), but it didn't work. I had her plug it in, and that didn't work, either. The next morning, though, it worked just fine, and hasn't had a hiccough since. Okay, right, just once? But it should be zero times.
Once again, relatively slight complaints for as wonderful as the N2E has been, but they're legitimate.