I think you have a good choice. My first router was a Sears about 30 years ago. I never did use it much or appreciate its potential. Then 10 years ago or so I got intrigued by the Router Workshop on TV. Last year as I approached retirement, I too wanted to get into routing and joined this forum where I did a lot of reading but not much else. For my first purchase, I bought the large Triton which is a good router but I don't have enough experience with others to compare it as an only router. I've since bought a used PC 690 which is a fine smaller router and also a laminate trimmer. I like all three and have used each some. I think having one router is kind of like being a fisherman and having one fishing pole. Good luck with whatever you decide on.