I am a fan of Kindle. I use it every day. I bought my husband one, and he loves his, too.
But. My cord cracked. Then it disintegrated all around the crack. I unplugged it and the other end had done the same thing. I accused my husband of abusing the cable, but then I went online to buy another where I read a bunch of reviews from people who had the same problem. I also read that if your phone cord will fit the kindle, it works. I wasn't interested in buying another faulty cord.
I was disappointed that such a wonderful product had such a sorry cable. Now it is old, but not old enough to have problems with the insulation on the cable.