In previous versions of GIMP only pressure was recognized by the brush tool. It wasn't much but it was simple. The new GIMP 2.8 introduces an all new brush dynamics system with a ton of customization and presets. I want to take advantage of it all, but I've gotten lost in the complexity, and the dynamics and tool presets that the new GIMP ships with don't seem to be any good, or at least I can't figure out what they're good for.
So, those of you who have figured the new GIMP out: which dynamics presets should be used when and in combination with which brush settings? Any cool custom presets that I should know about?
I'm using a Wacom Intuos 3 which reports both pressure and tilt. I've never used any other graphics program other than GIMP. I'm mostly drawing flat shaded, thick border cartoons as a hobby.