Beleive it or not, a Wacom tablet is actually a recent addition to my setup. I have heard for years that once you start using a tablet in photoshop you never look back, but I guess it took me a while to jump aboard. If you're serious about photoshop this is a must! There is a slight learning curve but this makes any brushing or blending a joy to do! Try setting your brush flow to a lower percentage such as 20-40% and then the pressure sensitive tablet will help you even more.