I take it you got the one with the router included. Did you have a look at the assembled one in the store? I would take the plastic base off it anyway, as I do with my Mastercraft router on my Ryobi table. You can also make auxiliary bases for different purposes, for instance to give yourself a straight edge, or to make a trammel (circle guide) The plastic face is for handheld routing.
I'm not slow, I'm pacing myself!
Isaiah 44:13 Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line, he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass...
Usual kit: Table saw, band saw, dual base router and table, lathe, various saws, planer, sanders, and a multitude of hand tools.