In April my nearly-obsolete incredibly cheap drawing tablet stopped connecting to my computer reliably. Sure, it still connected, it just didn't stay connected very long. Disconnect, reconnect, disconnect, reconnect...draw only dotted lines. Yesterday I bought a shiny new Bamboo Capture drawing tablet.
It's pressure-sensitive, came with new drawing software, and does...a bunch of stuff. Will this increase the amount of blog posting I do? Most likely. Will it increase the quality of my artwork? Probably not.