I love my Fire. Upgraded from a 5th gen. It's just the right size to carry around for reading or playing simple games in waiting rooms, etc. It travels with me and I use it for everything I would otherwise have taken a laptop for. I use the alarm when I'm traveling. Much nicer than a phone. Easy to keep in touch with family even when I'm overseas. Hands-free Alexa is interesting if you have the tablet in a room with a Dot. She can get a little confused. I download movies and shows to watch on a plane, as well as books to read on vacation. My daughter and grandson also have Fire tablets. He is very attached to his (literally). Since he doesn't have a phone, he uses Instagram to talk to his girlfriend. The blue filter for use before bed is very effective. I can still read, but can fall asleep easily afterward. Hardly use my kindle anymore. Put an SD card in and books, movies, photos and some apps download to the card, saving internal space. I've never used up an SD card. If you have prime, your family can access your library with your permission. It's great that I can see the apps my grandson downloads and that he can't order anything that costs money without my permission. Cons: There are apps you can't delete, even if they are inappropriate for you. I'm a grandma, so I'll never need "Free Time". Prime Video and games button are redundant and I never plan on using Newsstand. These just take up space. Others you can't delete: Goodreads, Audible, Docs, My Videos, Photo Importer, and those you'd expect: Shop Amazon, and Amazon Offers. You must delete open tabs in Silk or it will open everything you left open.
The cons are no big deal. I don't even mind having to swipe away the ad screen when I open the Fire.