It's weird to have watched tablet PC culture grow into what it is today. It's like most people have lost sight of the tools, and got sucked up into the social aspects and fanaticism of iPad vs. Surface. Gone is much of the diversity and exploration of new machines, as the attention is mostly focused into the Surface instead of the "tablet PC". There's been many posters here lately who don't even have any interest in pen-computing, and many who act as if the only digital styluses that ever existed were from the Surface or iPad Pro. I haven't tested the Surface Pro 4 or iPad Pro yet, but recently I went to a store and tried the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3. Based on what I've read here, I expected something magnificent. But it was immediately apparent that most people are blinded by marketing and herd mentality, because the technical performance of the stylus was garbage, and the hardware itself wasn't anything special. The display resolution was such low pixel density I saw blocks, which shouldn't happen on any device, let alone one everyone is praising as the flagship tablet PC today. It's also like people either forgot, or never really understood the advantages of Wacom EMR technology. It has some problems, and I'd hope that in 2015 there'd be something better by now. But it used to be common knowledge that N-trig was not an option in comparison. There were some improvements over the years, but people's reviews indicated that Microsoft made N-trig nearly as good. Yet, the difference between an old Wacom tablet and Surface Pro 3 is immediately apparent. Wacom EMR feels like what it is, an interactive electro-magnetic field. It's like on a staticky day, when you can move your hand and watch hair come alive, moving in response to subtle changes in position. It's very sensitive, where I usually have my pen elevated above the surface, and when I lower it I don't have to apply hardly any pressure, and it makes a mark almost as soon as there's contact. In comparison, N-trig has always felt blunted. If you use a large airbrush on a canvas, you see a wide cloud-like field; that's Wacom EMR. If you then use a hard eraser, and delete most of that fuzziness, leaving mostly only a hard little circle, that's N-trig. You can't magically get a response from proximity, you have to press, and make intentional marks. It feels like a dried up BIC pen in comparison. Then the Surface had its own oddities, with the cursor trailing behind, that made it not just seem not as good, but ridiculous for a final product, especially one people were using to showcase pen-computing. Have you all lost your minds? Almost a decade ago my tablet PC pen was productive for me, where I fully utilized all it had to offer, such as silo, tether, eraser, replaceable tips, and dual buttons. That button part is important. I custom assigned my buttons to do things, like be right-click, and double-click, so I could hover over the screen, and click without ever making contact. Ever since the new "tablet", the kind with Android or iOS, it's like there's been a reset on knowledge and experience in this area. Everyone forgot what it is, or they never knew to begin with, and the conversation shifted to mostly be about the Apple vs. Google vs. Microsoft subcultures. Personally, the reasons why I've been using pens for computing for well over a decade, is because it helps me with my PC work. If others were using their computers similarly, I don't know why they'd be even considering tools that are crippled compared to ones from years ago. In a way, it's like the tablet is more alive than ever. But in another, it's mostly dead and ignored in the corner, as everyone chases something that to me has nothing to do with actual productivity. This has affected the previous tablet PC manufacturers and influenced the hardware designs. It's strange how there's so many portable machines now, and yet it seems harder than ever to actually find one that works.