I recently purchased a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet for drawing and painting with my iMac computer. This is not my first Wacom purchase and certainly not a Cintiq but this tablet is a fine piece of technology. The Wacom Intous5 is very responsive for creating vector and pixel images for my needs. The active medium area has ample room for moving around with my flexible stylus pen. I am really impressed with Wacoms' Customizable Express keys and Touch Ring for creating streamline settings for streamline work.
The Express Keys, Image (A) consist of eight buttons that you cycle through on the left side or right side if you are right handed. The Touch Ring, image (B) situated in the middle of the Express Keys is for cycling through your toggled buttons. If you select any of these keys a drop down menu appears. These drop down menus have a number of settings that perform functions similar to Actions using Photoshop. These functions can be any Actions you perform in Photoshop or any application that you work in within reason. If I lightly place my finger on the Express Keys or Touch Ring an image will lightly appear on my monitor and reminds me what the function performs.