Count me in on the Triton team. 1617s for freehand and plunge use. Triton is too heavy for me to use freehand. I went with the heavier aluminum Woodpecker plate, which has the twistlock inserts, which just speeds up bit changes. I got the router and plate in part after watching Marc Sommerfeld using it with his matched bit sets for various purposes. Fast, easy setup and the matched bits mean you don't have to keep fiddling with height. Sommerfeld has a great little star shaped gadget called the quick set, which is a jig to set up his bits, including compensating or the thickness of wood. He also sells one for Freud bits. If you still have questions, look up Marc Sommerfeld on YouTube. Really helpful to watch him work. He was once a cabinet maker and his methods and videos are very clear and practical.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.