IMHO, the bamboo Fun is great! Its not to professional,but is darn close (especially when you start comparing it to the newer models) the main mechanics of it are very similar to the newer bamboo products, (all they changed was the color, shape and mouse) The newer models replaced the mouse for a track pad like surface. as for the software issues I had my Bamboo fun from xp to win7, (I have a Create now) and it worked fine, if anything, Wacom often updates drivers for all of their products, which you can download on their site. hope this helps a bit
I've had it since 2007 and it's still working to this day! the only reason I switched was because I found a "too good to pass up" deal on a bamboo create. As long as you treat your gear right, they'll last a really long time!
Good to know. Yeah I've been reading a lot of online reviews saying how easily their tablets are breaking but I'm generally much more careful with my stuff than most so I'm not too worried. Thanks sooo much I owe you an electronic cookie! Just out of curiosity what digital art program do you use. I'm thinking about Manga Studio 4. It has all of the features I want and @ 100$ cheaper than most other software. Is it any good for a beginner though?