Samsung Note (2) pen enabled apps question

Hey all you Note owners.

I know that Samsung is using Wacom's tech for their stylus, does it actually work like a regular wacom tablet. What I mean is does the Note register pen pressure when drawing - heavy press for thicker line, lighter press for lighter line?

Are there good pen enabled apps for sketching that are pretty decent? I'm using Sketchbook on my Mac and 'Paper' for the iPad is quite nice too. Anything similar available? Are they pretty easy to sync to a desktop?

And perhaps an odd question, is it possible to strip out Touchwiz and still have the pen usable?