One thing you'll discover once you have it your going to want to use it, the more you use it the more uses you'll find for it. Google Router uses or YouTube router videos. And yes a plunge base is more versatile than a D handle.
A router can grow on you, look at the gallery pics of any of the guys here ... DAMN!
2 things, the pics will make you feel like an inferior species and probably juice you up at the same time.
Start with easy things to build experience, experience builds confidence, confidence builds art. As long as you have the money to feed your tool monkey.
Never bite the hand that looks dirty!
The more you know the more you're worth