My new nook has arrived. I've had it all of four hours now and I'm loving it. The touch screen is very nice. I took it to the barber, to read while I waited. Turns out I didn't have to wait too long and I didn't get to read too much. Tomorrow I'm going to Barnes and Noble and try some of the in-store specials.
I've loaded all the ebooks that are on my To Read list and they appear just as they should in the menu, and I've tried loading a book with Calibre, which worked just fine. I already have some books in mind to buy, but there are so many free ebooks out there too.