If you want to make raised panels, you need all the horsepower you can get PLUS good electronic speed control. I have a Porter Cable 7518 that I was happy with until I tried to make raised panels with it. The speed control allows the speed to fluctuate too much. I also have the Triton TRA001, and am happy with it. The electronic speed control on the Triton is much more effective. If you are shelling out for a cast iron table, go ahead and buy a 3.25 HP router with the expectation that it lives in the table. Then get a smaller router for hand-held use. There are many good options to choose from, but I'm partial to my Porter Cable 690.
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain