I started with a Intuos 3 medium, and have gotten a intuos 4 medium through my dad who, bless his heart, demanded I get the 300 dollar tablet instead of the bamboo (no offence to bamboo users!) and yes he actually er...demanded...I get the intuos 4...I'm still unsure why but I won't question it; I'm happy and he's happy I am.
Yes it is, I worked my poor intuos 3 down to shreds I swear...the film where you draw was slowly working it's way off, and the pen wouldn't always register. Believe me after a good while I just stopped trying to draw with the poor thing.
c: awesome! I think it's nicer that you got to buy yours x3 The graphire looks awesome! o: Shame they aren't around anymore :C they look so neat~!