If anyone is interested, Bestbuy is steeply discounting wacom tablets.
I just picked up the "6X11" model - the big one - for $250. Normally they are $400.
For me I think it will be an interesting challenge - I'm naturally left-handed when using a real pen but I use a computer righty-dominant.
The only downside to the model I bought - it's big. I normally use a lapdesk with my laptop when sitting on the sofa. That setup doesn;t really work with a big tab :(
But I can't complain :)