googles business model is well know. no one is forcing you to use google. It's their service, they can do what they like. hiding it, and sending out C&D letters to those who expose it is however, another story
combined with calibre, it's near perfect. wifi, SD slot, no registration. connects as an MSD, so I can just drag and drop files onto it. reads epub, txt, and pdf's. couldn't really ask for anything more.