That device has been turned into another d*ck extender. Now almost every 'young but talented' artist wants to buy one and quickly upload a video to show everyone how cool his/her new tablet is.
Guys and girls, really, don't let corporations turn you into the brainless mob of consumers. I know people who (in our 'digital age') work with 'real' ink and pencils, and they create masterpieces. I know people who work using old Wacom tablets, and they create great works. 'Mai cewl Cintiq!!!111' won't make you a great artist just because you spent a big sum of money to buy yourself a fancy device. Your hands and your brain are your primary tools. Other stuff like super-expensive ink pens and tablets can help, yes, but it will never work _instead_ of you. Your Cintiq is just a tool. It doesn't make you 'a real pro' or better than a guy next door who uses cheap pencils because he tries to scrape enough money for college.
I'm writing this because of the attitude some of those 'happy owners' express towards 'ordinary' folks. This 'high and mighty' attitude really puzzles me. You've got yourself a new device, it's cool and useful. So? You haven't changed a bit. Your skills are at the same level as before. So why is this 'Now, when I have a cool car, everyone has to kneel before my greatness' attitude? Ehh. I guess it's just how people's psychology works.
I'm not talking about the _real_ pros and good artists who use Cintiq in a normal, quiet and productive way. They see it as it is - a useful tool. My problem is with insecure 'pros' who use fancy devices in attempt to repair their broken self-esteem. And yes, I'm just very grumpy. )