I have and love the Triton TRA001, but only use it in the table. It is a bit top heavy to me. It is a very powerful router and has many desirable features, not the least of which is the above table height adjustment. But at 77 and not as lively or strong anymore, it's just a bit much to handle freehand.
The Makitas seem a little lower slung to me, but still stands pretty tall. Makita sells a lot overseas and is widely available in Asia and Australia. A plunge router is the way to go for freehand use, and I don't think you can beat the Bosch 1617 EVSPK for that use. It comes with both bases and many of us have used it in a table. You can get a key that lets you do fine height adjustment using the fixed base in the table. It has plenty of power and great customer service. So I have both.
There are so many things you can do with a router in a table, in fact, if there's a way to do a job on the table, I ALWAYS prefer to do it that way. Table routing is MUCH safer than freehand. Haven't used my routers freehand in awhile, and the last few times were with the Bosch Colt, which is a small hand held. I have used it many times to cut the recess (mortise) for hinges and locks when I replaced all our damaged interior doors. (1/8th inch deep at the most).
Having one tool to do all things is genrally not the best way to go. One size doesn't fit all projects.
All that said, I'd go with the Triton and get a copy of a book on routing so you can see all the methods of using the table mounted router. Bill Hylton has authored a number of books on router use (and other tools). I found two used on Amazon (search for used)
Router Magic Jigs, fixtures, and tricks to unleash your router's full potential. B&W pictures are not so clear and are often small.
Woodworking with the Router Professional Router Techniques and Jigs Any Woodworker Can Use. My preference, biggeer, color pictures that are easy to grasp-better photography matters.
I prefer the second title. Some of his used books are getting pricey. So used is your best bet.
To be honest, I've had very little experience with Makita routers, but the member (Harry Sinclair, Australia) has and loves Makita tools. But he is also the one who tipped me toward the Triton TRA001, which is what he uses all the time in his table.
comes along shortly with his link to a lot of pdfs of materials on safe, proper router practices and method. Very well worth reading.
Finally, Before you start using your Triton (or whatever you choose), I urge you to go to YouTube and look up all the router and woodworking videos by Marc Sommerfeld. He was a cabinet maker who started a premium router centered busienss. He shows exactly how he uses his Triton to make all kinds of things. His technique is incredibly simple and doesn't require a lot of fancy gear to do. A good way to watch a very experienced woodworker do his thing. I learned a lot and even bought a set of his videos in DVDs because I always watch one on how he does a project I'm working on. All those videos, however, are free online https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...arc+sommerfeld
I have purchased three of his door making sets, and also what used to be called the Katie Jig for making dovetail joints. There are other brands of similar jigs as well that are as good, or larger than his dovetail jig. I hate using the old Porter Cable jig because you have to move the router. The Katie and Leigh jigs, you move the jig and the router stays put safely in the table.
As for router bits, I tend to stick to Freud bits, purchased one at a time. There are many other brands of bits and huge array of shapes and profiles they cut. But you WILL need a set of roundover bits, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 with half inch shanks. Order a catalog or two from Freud and a couple of other makers (Sommerfeld is my go to for looking up bits, whether or not I buy them).
Hope this isn't too much all at once, but the router is such a versatile tool you'll want to learn all you can about them.