Hey guys. First off it probably shows this is my first post so i wanted to say hey. I've been a lurker on the site for awhile, usually in the iPhone section but I finally found a dire need to sign up so I could ask some advice. Since you have a nice Graphics section, I figure some people could help me...hopefully! I'm a student of Animation and just started at Animationmentor.com. Going here and doing well is VERY important to me, so I want to expand my ways of doing things, and the tools I use. In this school, planning is going to be very important so with that in mind, I have decided to try a Wacom Tablet. It's important to note I have never used one. Ever. I'm anxious to try one and though I have researched a good amount, one question is nagging me. Which one? My choices are down to a Bamboo (not a fun) or an Intuos4 Small. The latter is all my budget can afford, at most right now. I'm not really concerned about the work area, when I draw, I always liked to draw small anyway so size-wise I think I'm pretty set. My real dilemma is what one to buy based on my complete newness to using one. As a beginner, will a Bamboo seem "good enough" to me or will I even feel its limits? Since I don't have a frame of reference for the advance features of the Intuos4, I just wonder if I will miss them? I will say I'm leaning towards the Intuos, since I know it's better and I don't mind the money. But if a Bamboo would work for me in all the ways I need, why spend the extra? The Wacom is something I want to like. It's funny because I've resisted getting one for so long, I never thought I would like it but now I'm actually excited by it. For initial uses of whichever I get, I plan to use it for simple digital drawing, for school thumbnails, possibly some flipbook animations, trying out personal photo touching up with Photoshop and then maybe I'll try it with applications I'm extreme comfortable with using a Mouse, like Maya (which I use for school.) So that's my situation. I'd really love any advice and thank you in advance!