the wacoms are really great. i have a graphire, the cheapest one, but i have to say its a little small. most people ahve the A5s which are plenty (or so tigert says). i bought mine because i have trouble with selecitons and needed something i could steer beter than a mouse. amouse i find hard to draw with. i havent had time to play with it much but it is awesome. the graphire doesnt have tilt but some of the others do. i think gimp accepts tilt but it would be best to check elsewhere. the intuos (lik the A5) have tilt. hopefully i remembered everything i was trying to say. i kept getting interrupted by a littl ekid. sorry.