Really hard to beat the Bosch 1617 EVXPK, which meets your power target, and also is a kit with both bases, one of which can also be used in a table. Table can be home made and simple. Greater safety with a table mounted router. See it regularly at $199 for the kit. Customer service is excellent according to the group, although I've never had a single problem with a Bosch tool. You can also buy a base just for a table which comes without handles and with a key so you can adjust height from above the table.
There are two bushing adapters if you want to use the very standard Porter Cable size bushings, or you can just use the Bosch bayonet mounting (twist and click) bushings. This is usually used to cut to a pattern.
Bill Hylton has several books on routing that are extremely helpful in learning to get the most out of this versatile tool. You can google his name and find used ones, or look him up on Amazon.
Regarding bits, you are almost certain to need roundover bits of several sizes. The most common are 1/4 inch, 1/2, 3/4 to round over the edge of a piece of wood. Buy bits with half inch shafts, they are much stronger.
Safety is important with these things. Never lift a router off the workpiece while it is still spinning, particularly with the fixed base. It can jerk out of your hand easily and it can also ruin your work. Remove no more than 1/8th inch or so per pass.
I generally buy Bosch bits at Lowes or Freud bits at Home Depot and only as I need them. There are lots of excellent brands of bits, especially bit sets that should be ordered--I like Sommerfield sets personally, but there are many other excellent brands. You will find cheap per bit sets, but they are mostly 1/4 shafts and you'll get bits you are unlikely to ever use.
Hope you enjoy your time with woodworking and repairs. Home projects are how a lot of us got started with woodworking. And, welcome to the group. BTW, Stick's list of pdfs is well worth downloading and study.