Welcome Andy. There are a number of routers which can be adjusted from above the table these days which takes a lot of the pain out of using a plunge router for your table, as opposed to a motor only installed in a lift. You still have to reach under to lock and unlock the the router in position but if you leave access to it that’s a small annoyance.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.