I bought a used intuos3 a couple month ago. After a bit of use the pen nib drops now slightly when I put it to the tablet. I can really feel it moving if I put my finger on the eraser, another on the nib and push it back and forth. I tried opening it but couldn't take it apart even when using force. I taped the top as a temporary solution.
I'm thinking about upgrading to an intuos4 M since it only costs 179 euros (~230 usd) now. I also looked at the intuos5 M touch, but a lot of people seem to have issues with the touch feature and apparently it's not as useful as it seems. Also at a 320 euro price tag, it's would be a really huge investment. The intuos5 without touch is much cheaper (260 euro), but doesn't seem to have any advantage over the cheaper intuos 4.
The intuos4 seems like a good deal, but I'd just like to know if any artists have found the touch features of the intous 5 useful?