Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Thanks for your responses concerning a first-time router. I've never been a "branded" person, but having already a Porter Cable Obital Jigsaw, 18v Cordless Drill/Impact Drill Combo, and Random Orbital Sander, I figured I'd "keep it in the family." The Ryobi Router Table/Router combo is priced very nicely, but if it's most likely going to need to be upgraded anyway, I might as well go for the PC router as was suggested. Regarding PC routers, I was lookng at the 690, and the 450PK.
The 690 is a fixed-base router with the option to buy a plunge base separately, and it accepts 1/4" and 1/2" bits. The 450 is considered a compact combo router that comes with a fixed and plunge base, but only accepts 1/4" bits. Both routers are single speed, however, the 450 has and identical Dewalt cousin, the DWP611PK. The Dewalt has just about every feature of the 450, but include a multi-speed option.
Boy! So many choices! It's almost worse than my first hobby, model railroading!