This post (and its comments) illustrate very nicely how the relative cost of print books vs. e-books depends a lot on the individual and their tastes.
Last year, I wrote a post for Teleread on the true cost of ebooks, using my own collection as an example. The recent dialogue between Rich Adin and I on the relative costs of print books (in which real estate for paper book storage is a factor) vs ebooks (in which device costs and higher list prices due to no secondary markets are a factor) had me re-examining this issue. So, how did my ebook costs net out?
I hardly buy any books at all (yay for the public library), so print would undoubtedly be a better value for me. I think. Perhaps I ought to break it down like this post did, and see how much e-versions of some of my wish-list books would cost electronically vs. print.