My previous Kindle lasted over 9 years and cost $50 more. This one is touch screen and easier to navigate and use. It is smaller as well and I am very pleased with everything about it to date. Especially having my full library instantly available on the new device.
Update: Two months old now and the battery is draining even when not in use and the wifi turned off. Its lasting as long as the previous Kindle was at 8 plus years old. This is unusual and a nuisance but still useable.