>the screenless kind looks like it takes actual wizardry to adjust to
This is (sort of) a meme, have you ever used a computer mouse to click on something? You're not "looking at" what you're clicking on either but the familiar motion allows you to do it anyway, of course, some factors can make that simple task more or less difficult like what you have your sensitivity set as for example, these kinds of tablets are no different. Where the meme holds true though is the fact that any screenless tablet short of the larger models is a huge piece of shit
that should be avoided at all costs. Unfortunately they're also the first ones people are often apt to buy because they're less expensive and because they don't want to invest too much as "a beginner". Buying a small shitty tablet is probably the single worst thing a beginner can do to themselves in my opinion and so many people actually do it that it's created this sentiment among us
artists that we "need" the screen models.
>I can not think of a single reason not to get the type with a display.
I personally will take a large screenless tablet over even the most extravagant screen-having model any day of the week and I've actually done so; I have the good fortune of experiencing the differences between the two types first hand so I have the context needed to make that decision, having owned a Cintiq 12WX and the QHD one from a few years back.
>similar drawing "motion", just oriented differently-and in a way that affords you a more neutral sitting position
>pixel-perfect accuracy (screen tablets have parallax)
>hold their proportional value better (screens get deprecated/burn out etc.)
That all said, it's not "wrong" to use a screen tablet it's just a preference, it's just that having run the very expensive gauntlet of trying just about everything out there that's just what I settled on.