I also started with ArtRage Studio, because it can with my Wacom Bamboo Splash tablet a couple of years ago. I upgraded to ArtRage 4, but I only payed an "upgrade price" of $25, but I got it shortly after ArtRage 4 was first released. I prefer ArtRage 4 though, I found things on it that I couldn't do on ArtRage Studio.