I had access and used a Wacom Intuos tablet at work. I had to give it back since I wasn't going to be doing any graphic design for the old place anymore - and I'm back on my 4x5 graphire. The small graphire works, but its definitely not as awesome or big or sensitive as the intuos. (((sigh)))
At least I wasn't spoiled on a Cintique. I think I might give up on creating digital art ever again if I ever get a Cintique and it's taken away from me. At least with the old Intuos I was using, well, I can get over it. ..... right?
...at least a maybe??