I thought it was time to give you an update.
Bobj3 and LexB - thanks for your feedback. Encouraged by your comments, I decided to go ahead with buying a D26204k router kit. I bought it from Axminster Tool Centre last week during a guided tour of their excellent HQ, warehouse and workshops in Devon.
Over here it typically retails for 230 to 250 pounds sterling (that's 360 to 400 USD at current exchange rates!). But, in fairness, the kit is extensive, and includes the fixed and plunge bases, dust collectors for both bases, additional circular sub base for the fixed base, aluminium parallel fence with guide rods, basic parallel fence, centering cone, 22 mm spanner (wrench), a 17 mm guide bush, and a nice solid kit box to store all these goodies.
So, it's expensive, but having used it over the weekend, i have to say that I am delighted with it. All the controls work well, including the fine adjuster on the plunge base. There's plenty of power too. Dust extraction is good. All these features are so much better than those on my Elu. The bonus - and for me a totally new concept - is the fixed base. Trimming edges has become easier to set up and control.
The other bonus is that I can continue to use all my guide bushes and additional fence rods/parallel fence which I had previously bought for my old Elu router.
So, to sum up, I'm happy. My big, heavy Trend T11 can stay under the router table for 99% of the time, and the poor old Elu will be pensioned-off.