After giving up on using a joystick I'm thinking of getting this
According to reviews it seems to be good although the space is a bit small but I'll be able to buy it right away. All the Intuos I've seen are too expensive (if they have pens) or are on auction and tend to go too high. I can risk waiting for a Bamboo to show up on ebay for the right price but again it'll be a wait and it might get bid up too high. Plus Bamboos don't have tilt, so I don't know if there is any real advatage it would have over a generic tablet.
Does anybody know if I'm giving up too much to pass up Wacom?