For someone who would only watch netflix / hulu / twitch stream various media etc, and browse the internet with this device... Is there any value to buying the 32gb over the 16gb or even the 8gb?
Go with 16GB! If you have the extra cash to spare then go with 32GB. Don't do for 8GB. You will run out of space quickly considering all 8GB is not available to you. Even if you only stream content as you mentioned, you will add apps over the next few years and some take up more space than you'd expect.
The guide I linked to in my post earlier suggests 16GB as well. The exception would be if you go with the Nook HD because you can add a storage card to it, at up to 64GB.
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