Windows did the "I'm going to update to 8.1 whether you want to or not, even though updates is turned off" thing. So tablet no longer talks to Photoshop, went down this road a long time ago and it is a trusty old tablet (8 years now) so hard to expect it to have updated drivers forever.
So had to switch to Manga Studio (shockingly, tablet works just fine with that!). 16 years of Photoshop practice gone. But Manga Studio is definitely an okay replacement. Not great yet, not till I can figure it all out.
To externalize my rage against the universe I colored this little guy.