Figured I better post something new so people won't see my last journal and assume I'm still stuck. Though if you watch my art you probably have noticed I've resolved my situation.
The touch screen just wasn't working for me. I mean, it WORKED, but just for art. It was generally incompatible with Adobe Flash, at least for drawing functions. And for SAI, it just gave me a bland, unsmooth line and the stabilizer settings were all the same no matter how I switched them.
So I had a crazy plan. Fortunately, the kind folks at Best Buy went along with it. I was able to exchange the laptop for another laptop; A cheaper one, but with better specs (I'd made a lot of sacrifices just for that touch and removable-screen ability). With the leftover money, I also got a brand new Wacom tablet, which I like very much. I've decided to start using SAI for my art so it might be a little inconsistent for right now but I hope to eventually master it.
For those of you who enjoy my art I'm sorry for my hiatus. Although I'd like to mention that still, due to my full time job, I may not draw as often as I used to. Just whenever I'm up to it or can fit it in.