Anyone remember when RIGID brand was mostly the trusted tools known to plumbers, and pipe fitters? Well now it's giving the the Dewalt's and others a run for the market share on all kinds of tools out there.
I've worked for Home Depot over a year now, and the best I can say is it's all about the "VENDOR". What I mean to say is that it's what the vendor want's to promote is dictated by a manufacturer as to what cool power tools we see, and where.
Now in the case of the Rigid Router Combo (Yea I own one, and even mounted it to a Ryobi router table!), The deal is not a bad investment. Variable speed, two different sets of collets(1/4" & 1/2"), guide pin, plunge or stationary base, light that even shines through the tinted vaccum bit saftey cover on the Ryobi table, 2 wrenches, but only need one when loosening the collet because of the push button motor rotation lock, side band strap release for fast adustment in depth + the fine adjustment screw, and last but not least! The Life time warranty on parts, and service!
I use mine darn near every day, and of course there is always the true method of useing any router of choice. Don't try to cut the deep groove in one pass, take baby steps!
Also Home Depot stores are every where! Even in Mexico, and Canada these days as well as the US, and they are always running tool sales!
Go Oranange in tools and shopping experience!