For general use at a reasonable price, you just can't beat the Bosch 1617 EVSPK kit. It has both the fixed and plunge bases, goes for about $220 and occasionally, $20 less on sale. You can take the router in and out of the table as needed, although eventually you're likely to buy another router body so you don't have to take the router in and out. Most lifts fit the Bosch, but not necessarily all, so you have to check.
Not long ago, there was a discussion of using a miter bit (45 degree cut) on the table for making perfect corners for boxes. If I were making boxes, I'd give that method a good try. Harry Sinclair started the discussion. You can visit his page (HarrySin) to locate the string.
This is a great hobby. Do you have a table saw yet?
The more I do, the less I accomplish.