Update on the 13.3 Artisul. Installation was a pain. I had a dual monitor setup.. tried to use it with those.. not working. I disabled one, it works. I figured I would physically disconnect the unused monitor.. but.. that threw off the Artisul.. so.. I re-connected the unused monitor and it works again.
Okay.. weirdness aside.. It's very programmable. The 6 buttons on the tablet plus scroll wheel/toggle button are setup for Photoshop functions. I don't think it recognizes different profiles for different programs (like Zbrush) but you can save your setup and load.. so it's easy enough I guess if you're going to be in a program for a while.
Photoshop doesn't recognize it as pressure sensitive.. but.. it does.. meaning.. i get a message in the dynamic brush tools saying it won't recognize it.. but.. it does recognize it (tapered strokes, transfer, opacity, etc).
Tracking is honestly a little wonky. It's not terrible but the calibration doesn't seem all that precise. It's usually responsive but there are occasionally "quirks" that so far are only minor annoyances (having to be close to the screen with the stylus when toggling pen/erase mode or clicking something on the other monitor turning off pressure based dynamics for the initial stroke).
Is it amazing? A few years ago, I would say yeah. Now.. nah...
Is it usable and/or something I would recommend? Yes... if you're looking for this type of thing and on a budget.
I'm comfortable with this purchase and believe my art and workflow are better off with this than my medium Intuous. Time will tell I suppose but I'm happy for now.
Also, please.. everyone, keep posting reviews for similar devices here!