I have an older model which is no longer in production so I can't recommend a specific one from personal experience, but it looks like Create has a larger working area, which is nice. The closer the size of your tablet is to the size of your screen, the easier it is to adjust to working on, and the more freedom your arm has to move (so you don't always have to draw exclusively from your wrist). The Splash has a smaller working area but it's easier on the wallet, so it's a good bet especially if it's your first tablet and you don't really know what you *want* in a tablet yet. (My Bamboo has the same sized working area as the Splash and it's worked fine for me!). When you work traditionally, do you usually draw with your wrist on a small area or paper, or do you take up lots of space and use broad strokes? This can help you decide what sized tablet is best for you. I've also noticed the Create is compatible with the Wireless accessory kit, whereas the Splash is not, so that's something to consider as well.
Hmm. Well I don't usually take up all the space on any one piece of paper and I usually draw with my wrist. So I think I'm leaning more toward the Splash. Plus it's my first so it's probably the better choice anyhow. Thank you! You had a lot of useful info there I appreciate your help!
I've had the 8x6 for a bit and it's done very well for me since I've had it. ^^ It has ...and I can't think of the proper term for the second, but it has user defined spaces around the active area that you can set. (I personally set a few of them for what I use on my art programs most.)