Everyone has an opinion on this, but as someone with just a couple of years under his belt, I really love my Rockler table, top, FX lifter and fence. i also got the dust collection box underneath after trying to make a home built one work. I know many people prefer to make their own, but I still work as a consultant a lot so I want my free time spent on other things. If money were a concern, I might make one, but I have no regrets.
As to router, you have to have a lift that fits the model you buy. Triton seems to be very well liked, but for my work, I have a couple of Bosch 1617s, one dedicated to the table, the other for free hand use. I really like this 2.25 HP unit for balance and build. I guess it once had switch problems with dust, but that seems to be gone now.
Of course this is just an opinion. There are lots of folks who swear by (or swear at) Porter Cable, DeWalt, Makita and other brands, and honeltly, every one of our preferences is valid. Happy sawdust, er, Christmas.