I am looking for digital artists out there on this one.
I am considering a pen tablet for CS5 and was curious to what was out there. I have seen a great deal of choices, but it can be overwhelming as this is not a normal item that I would use. I have been told by several people including my professor that a pen tablet really makes Photoshop, Illustrator, and even Fireworks easier to use. It offers a great deal of control and as it is pressure based I gain more control with my brushes.
On the market I have seen one company called Wacom and they seem to be getting all the good reviews. Their equipment is extremely expensive though, and I would consider one if the tablet lives up to the reviews.