Ok, I’ll play, particularly since I happen to have a picture handy:
The iMac is a 20 inch Core Duo with 2gig of ram, plus a second monitor. Apple wireless keyboard and wireless Mighty Mouse. Under the mouse pad you might be able to see my 4x6 Graphire graphics tablet. Ok, maybe not, but you can probably see the white pen and mouse.
You might also notice the enormous Wacom tablet taking up most of the picture. Yes, the “big” Wacom tablet is really, really big, so big that I have to put the keyboard on top of it and use the software to disable the top few inches of the tablet surface, which, by the way, works fine.
Why do I have such a big tablet? Well, it’s not because of my artistic skills!
Actually, I’ve been having some neurological problems for a few years now, and fine motor control is sometimes a problem for me. So when I decided to upgrade to an Intuos tablet and was trying to figure out which one I should get, I reasoned that the bigger the tablet, the easier it would be for me to use. So… I bought the big one. (Expensive, but not crushingly so, and besides, I got it at a slight academic discount.)
So for all of the amazingly talented artists here… please don’t be jealous! If my body was cooperating with me a little more, I would have preferred to get the 6x11 tablet! Instead, now I need a new table, too… I will say, though, that the Intuos is definitely much nicer than the Graphire, at any size, and I recommend it to anybody interested in buying a tablet.