I have been using the tablet for a good two years now. Especially in the beginning, I was very doubtful whether I would really need the tablet. It wasn't until I went on holiday for 2 weeks that I noticed how I had already got used to the tablet. Masking with the mouse seemed to take forever and I could hardly wait until I could edit my photos with the graphics tablet again. In the meantime, I could hardly imagine editing photos without a graphics tablet. Even on holiday I usually take the tablet with me. The workflow has improved considerably for me. On the one hand, editing is faster, but it is also much more accurate.
Apparently I wasn't the only one who had doubts about buying the tablet. In contrast to me, the other buyers probably didn't have a photo trip at the right time and so there are relatively many graphics tablets to buy second-hand.
The only negative points about the tablet are the wireless connection and the optical wear. The wireless connection works great in most cases and goes unnoticed. For me, however, it happens from time to time that there are jerks because the connection is probably too slow. This is especially the case when I switch on the tablet after opening Photoshop. I now use the tablet mostly with the cable that comes with it. This way, the tablet works perfectly and without any noticeable delay. In the meantime, my tablet has already been replaced by a successor with the same name. So it's quite possible that this problem has been fixed.
The second shortcoming is the optical wear. The surface now shows clear signs of wear. I have not yet found out why this is the case. For example, I have the sensitivity of the tablet quite high and practically don't press on the surface at all. I also don't think it has anything to do with the wear of the pen's mines. However, the accuracy is not affected by the wear marks, so fortunately it remains only a minor aesthetic flaw.
So who would I recommend a graphics tablet to? I think a graphics tablet certainly makes sense for those who often edit images in Photoshop. Even with a little practice, the workflow can be significantly optimised. Many steps, such as masking the birds, are much quicker and easier with a graphics tablet. The latest version of the graphics tablet is available for about 400 Swiss francs. On the second-hand market, the tablets can be bought for much less. For those who are interested in a new tablet, I have linked it below. But it's also worth looking on Ricardo or Ebay.