Getting native IPv6 as an enduser in this country is not easy at the moment. Most of the ISPs don't offer it.
The SSAC gave an interesting presentation on hardware support for ipv6 at the ICANN meeting in LA (http://www.icann.org/committees/security/sac021.pdf). Basic results were that ipv6 support was either non-existent or barely supported in a lot of the lower end equipment.
We, as a hosting provider, have IPv6, but we can't offer it to our shared hosting clients at the moment, as the software vendors don't support ipv6 on any of the hosting automation systems. Any requests for support or even indications as to when they plan on supporting it don't get very far at the moment at least ...
As for "why should I care?"
IPv4 space is running out. That's not open to debate or discussion, as the figures show clearly that there simply aren't enough ipv4 addresses left to last for much longer.
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