Having read reviews of comparable products I wasn't sure what to expect, since the quality of screen protectors does seem to vary quite a bit.
I see my Kindle as an investment which unlike other gadgets (eg phones), I plan to be using for many years. Therefore, protecting the screen in as non-distracting a way as possible is the key. To me, a completely non-reflective screen is absolutely crucial on the kindle and this product delivers exactly that.
I can't see me even needing all 5, however they are there if I do, but they really are completely matte in finish and I'm really impressed.
As others have said, they're about 1mm (if that) shorter than the screen. This isn't a problem if you remember the trick which is to have the gap at the very bottom, which means that the gap is literally right next to the progress bar on screen. Doing this means you that you don't notice the gap at all. Don't worry about it because it really isn't significant.
Great product, highly recommended to help protect your Kindle's screen.