Okay, North American makers usually state size as horsepower whereas in other countries they are often stated in watts instead which is a far more accurate method. I would agree with the statement that you want a minimum of 2 hp for a table. Many routers now come with above table adjustment, particularly the largest plunge routers. That feature can make using it a lot easier and more fun.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.