With respect, you make it sound like you were against it from the start.
I have friends with a similar approach, determined to prove Kindles are no good despite the overwhelming evidence of people who have been converted.
I used to love the physical book and all of my books were kept pristine - which was much appreciated by the charity shop when I took them all there.
I'm a complete convert to Kindle and as I generally only read classics they're mainly free. I'm currently re-reading Steinbeck (at a cost) but keep the complete works of Kipling, Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde on there just for when I'm between books.