I love this thing! It's a much more natural drawing tool for me that a mouse. The actual drawing area is about A6 which is plenty when you get used to moving around the image.So far I have only experimented with the Artrage software which is a free download with the Bamboo although I haven't mastered it all by a long way. There are some similarities with Photoshop (Layers etc) and I am looking forward to trying it out with Elements at work.
Here's another one, more impressionistic I think