Thanx for the info here, I’m MUCHO interested in this development.
And like everyone else, i have to agree:
Wacom seems to have been sitting in a cozy, lazy position over the years;
I'm probly an old geezer compared to most of u here--was using Wacom tablets/pens as far back as early/mid 90s.
It’s felt as if Wacom has had an attitude of
slightly pushing artists toward upgrades a bit too often.
Like the comment above: "[b][i]..[/i][/b][b][i]the fact that replacement pens are $8 instead of $60"[/i][/b]--
I think that makes it clear…
Also, I've had the experience of dealing w/ a Wacom rep who was otherwise very helpful & sincere,
yet gave me a bit too much of the [i][b]"suggest you upgrade to the new[/b] [/i][b][i]tablet[/i][/b][b]__[fill in the blank w/ the model name/number][/b][i]"[/i]
–even though my current tablet was only a year or 2 old.
As if digital artists, typically struggling to make a living while dealing w/ constant software & hardware costs/upgrades,,
[i][b]outta be jazz'd about even [/b][/i][b]MORE[/b][i][b] MERRY-Go-Grounds[/b][b] with hardware.[/b][/i]
I don't want to paint them as a bad company, however it's clear that every serious digital artist & studio & post-production house
[i][b]on the planet [/b][/i]owns some amount of Wacom hardware.
they just don't have an excuse for hefty pricing as if it's still 1990's [b]R&D budgets. [/b]
And they *must* read forums like these--so what the heck are they thinking??
I recall being excited by the wacom pen that was included with the google tablet a few months ago,
so perhaps jumping into the google-sphere will get wacom to think differently but who knows.
Like everyone here, i'm happy to see this new hardware & [i][b]that [/b][/i]may be the only thing that helps Wacom's bean-counters realize
that they don't own the CG market anymore.