It's not that I can't navigate with a touch screen, not at all. It's just that I don't really trust them. I don't have extremely long nails but they are lengthy and I've seen enough "good touch screen gone bad from bruising" scenarios to know that if anything goes wrong, I'm screwed. I refuse to even buy a touch screen phone. I think I'll feel better about it though if I were able to purchase a pen for it. I've used touch phones were they were pen compatible.
The e-ink is the main reason I'm torn between the Kindle and the Nook. There's just so many things you can get on one but not the other. I also saw on the Nook you can use the "Lend Me" technology and that's pretty cool. Have you ever gotten a chance to use it?
I've read my .lit books on my laptop and have eye irritation quickly. Even though the e-ink not easy to read in dim light, i still think it's a better choice. Can't have everything in one! I wasn't really looking at the Literati, my mom was. She isn't really techno like I am so all she was looking at was the "pretty colors".
So I've basically counted that one out. If I want to watch videos in color and read with a bright backlit display, I'll just read from my laptop.
I keep my iPod with me at all times so the games won't really bother me. I'm not even a game person. Not being able to surf the web with fluid scrolling will probably irritate me for a couple days, but again, I have a laptop so I'll try not to worry too much about it. It would be GREAT if I could, but again, can't have everything. Plus, I saw a demo where you can see the webpages section-by-section in the color/touch part of the navigation.
Does your Nook ever slightly irritate you that it's not in color?