Too bad I just answered the "best/favorite" router question in another topic. Oh, well, short and sweet, my favorite router right now is the PC 890 series.
my favorite "jig", believe it or not, is the set of brass setup bars I picked up loooong ago at a woodworking show (the next year, I went back and bought the spacer fence system, but that's a different story). The simplicity of not having to measure, especially with my eyes, is a tremendous time saver in the shop. I use them to set up everything, from the router table to the table saw.
sometimes simplest is best.