Emma and DopeyDope: About the pressure sensitivity. Turns out my previous post about TabletPCs being 512 levels of sensitivity was off. Apparently TabletPCs only have 256 levels of sensitivity (half that of the Graphire, and a quarter of an Intuos). I am fairly certain that pressure sensitivity has as much to do with the pen as the tablet surface itself, so I'm not sure if the Cross will provide you with anything other than a better feel. Emma, have you tried using ArtRage? It has a very nice pencil tool that's great for sketching.