My old drawing table bit the dust in a move earlier this year and I'm going to take the base, put a new top on it, and make a printing table out of it. Still leaves me with a need for a drawing table. I've seen some of these glass top tables fairly cheap (like this or this) and my first thought was you could prop up a light back there and have an instant light table for tracing. Just wonder if doing all my drawing on a glass table top would somehow be a disadvantage (maybe it's too smooth and I'd be taping everything down). Only other downside I can see is that I couldn't attach a cabled parallel straightedge to it, but I've never had a huge need for one in the past and I don't see myself needing one extensively in the future. The other drawback I'm finding is most of them have a work surface only 24" deep. It's not too often that I'm drawing something that tall, but not unheard of. Just thought I'd get some perspective from some more seasoned illustrators if I could. Thanks!