I was hoping that I'd get more opinions on my questions, but let me update my thoughts.
I'm getting ready to "take the plunge", pun intended! I like the Craftsman17543, on sale today for $110. It seems like a good value, but doesn't come with a hard carrying case. And I haven't been able to determine who makes it for them, but would be curious to know. Another choice is the Bosch 1617 EVSPK for about $200, and the Milwaukee 5616-24 also about $200.
I'm leaning towards the Milwaukee, but for no one particular reason. The ratings are the same as the Bosch, and they seem almost identical in features. I've read that the Milwaukee starts up quicker than others.
I've noticed that Milwaukee is not a very popular router on this forum, but don't know why that is. Any more opinions? Thanks