How on earth did Microsoft go from Windows 7, the most polished and nicest experience it ever created to the monstrosity that is windows 8. They looked at Android, and IOs, and said "We need to copy this, but ignore all the actual interface parts that make these systems nice to use." They made a hybrid desktop and tablet os, that totally missed why you want to use either.
I got my Wacom Companion yesterday, and after about an hour of frustration that quickly made me realize I am not original enough with profanity, I was playing minecraft on my desktop instead of finishing the setup so that I could use it to draw.
I love the box it came in, I love the look of the thing, but as soon as I got into windows and found that they want me to swipe left, hit a button, and then search a screen for a desktop icon to be able to do anything serious, I quickly lost interest. When I picked up my first Android smartphone, it seemed obvious what I needed to do. Everything felt right and made sense.
But in windows 8, nothing feels that way. They made everything use their stupid swipe right bar, where all the important buttons are. I was looking for search in the windows store, trying to find apps for things I use. Scroll all the way through it, looking for search, or my apps... nothing. You have to pull the side menu out, click search there, and then select that you want to search the store. Why would you remove a blank from an obvious location, and clump it into one cluster that you'd think always does the same thing.
Everything about this system is like that, I've yelled more at this computer already than I have ever yelled at a single device in it's lifetime before.
And after I got everything installed... I've drawn a circle... cause I just wasn't feeling creative after all that anger.
And as for the performance of the Wacom Companion itself... The only thing i've actually noticed is that the cursor drifts away from the stylus when you are near the edge of the screen. Making it nearly impossible to actually click accurately on the minimize, resize, and close buttons that windows has used forever. I've recalibrated about 10 times already and haven't found a way to make them behave.
Also, you can't turn off single finger input anywhere. I like using gestures to move and zoom the canvas, but when i accidentally hit with one finger first and leave a huge line across what I'm drawing, it quickly becomes awful.