Thanks for the tip on refurbished tablets. I hadn't noticed that when I visited the Wacom site.

At $99.00 I am sure the build quality and features of the Bamboo Fun is significantly less than the Intuos. And, I know you get what you pay for. I was thinking about getting it just as a bridge to help me decide whether I need the Intuos or the Cintiq. At issue for me is whether I would be able to properly control the pen while looking at the screen.

BTW, what size are your tablets & do you recommend larger or is smaller just as good?