I'm going to buy my first Wacom tablet and I was wondering if I could get by with saving a little money by going with the Intuos 4 small size. It's roughly the size of a 3x5 card but my led monitor is huge at 23" on the diagonal. Will I be able to draw nice long graceful lines on the smaller tablet? Also, I don't want to have to keep zooming in and out while roughing in the basic shapes and masses.
I could go even cheaper with a Bamboo tablet but I might be losing a lot of cool features that the Intuos has. I don't know, I'm new at this stuff. What are your thoughts, anybody?