I was thinking of buying Corel Painter 9.5 for my birthday, cause they have a sale on now for half price at Corel.com. I was wondering if it's a good idea to get it? When I bought my drawing tablet it came with Corel Painter Esstentials 2. I'm not necessarily good with different techniques with natural mediums like paint and stuff and I have not taken an art class or anything. Do you think theres a better drawing program and if I get Corel Painter do you think they would be making number 10 soon?