fbaerkir, if you've swallowed the Amazon koolaid and gotten tipsy off it, then only time will cure what ails ya'! The Nook's storage is superior with its expandable SD card slot. That's a non-issue, and the Fire's lack of one makes it inferior.
Chumly, it's funny you ask whether I (and other enthusiastic Nook owners) are "biased much!" Ofcourse we are! With good reason. B&N is transitioning to digital -- gradually -- because, believe it or not, there are still a lot of readers who aren't ready to put their old-fashioned books down, and they still enjoy actually perusing book shelves. Your over-confident snark suggests that you, for some reason, are "biased much" yourself in favor of the Walmart of e-shopping. Did I mention that I can buy and read Kindle books and use Amazon apps on my Nook Color? Did I point out that the reverse isn't possible with the Amazon products? Yeah, I did! I don't know why you are so impressed by the ability of an e-book vendor to sell you ManGrates or deck chairs, but the rest of us e-reader users will go with the literary business that focuses on providing the superior device and service -- and we will certainly recommend the Nook Color/Tablet wholeheartedly!