I got one of these for free with some software that I purchased elsewhere so I can't speak to the pricing, but I thought I'd chime in on the quality and functionality.
Overall, I like it and don't have any complaints. Some tablets require that you wear a sort of half-glove over your palm, pinky, and ring fingers, to keep from triggering the pad while you draw. This tablet doesn't have that problem; it only responds to the pen. You can purchase a separate piece of hardware that plugs in on the bottom side and enables wireless connectivity to your PC. The built-in buttons on the tablet are nice, and can be used to execute frequent actions like CTRL+Z. I have only used it in Photoshop, and it works very well.
Again, I don't know about the price, but it's a great addition for intermediate artists. Good luck!