Why so aggressive? You'd really think some fanboy here's afraid his iPad might get outdated, which it inevitably will when tablet technology progresses
Kindle is a great product, Amazon is a great retailer that brought cheap paper books via Internet to the masses, as well as e-media. They revolutionized reading, in a much more profound way than Apple ever did, by making distance irrelevant. Want a precise book? If Amazon hasn't got it, nobody has. If it has, you can have it delivered in a day. Many people took back to reading or reading more due to that.
I'm waiting eagerly for iPad 3, this is sent from the latest MBA, and I'm considering changing my iPhone4 for an iPhone 4S (only thing blocking me is the reports that Siri sends every bit of information I tell it to some unknown server in the huge Apple corporative server farm...)
but I don't think competition is a bad thing at all. Without competition, Apple would offer 10% revenue to its developers, if it even had developers (see iPhone, first version, at release, for confirmation). It would not have copy-and-paste, iPad would have no camera.
In a nutshell, embrace competition and the revolutions capitalism bring, or go live in a communist state-driven economy, but you won't get any Apple products there. That's the only choice there is!