MLCS has decent bits.
I've purchased a dozen or so bits from MLCS. They have their regular line and a higher quality line called Katana. I've purchased bits from both lines and have been happy with all of them and shipping is always free. I do a lot of template routing with a 1 3/8" straight bit with both top and bottom bearings. I accidentally took a chunk out of the Katana bit (bad landing when, klutz that I am, dropped it) and decided to upgrade to a Whiteside since that's really my "go to" bit. I did notice a difference. I'd say that for most router work I'm very happy with MLCS. For the heavy duty stuff I'll buy Whiteside.
Sorry but I don't know anything about the router. As a footnote, MLCS is associated with Penn State Industries who are big in the pen turning market. They have the same retail address.