Versatility or assortment
I use the BenchDog Pro with a PC 7518. For my purposes, this is a permanent arrangement and I'm happy as all get out I went that route. However, as other have indicated, if you plan to make your router multitask, at least until you can pick up another, you might be better off with a smaller and more versatile unit.
I have an old PC 690 which came with plunge base, standard base (permanently mounted on a RouterCrafter) and a "D" handle. It gets used as much as the table mounted unit, if only because frozen bits are never a problem and I like "D" handles for runs in which I have to hold the wood while routering. However, if I have to do a lot of 3/4 round-overs (e.g., deck railing), I pull out the 2-1/2 hp PC, or my 3-14 hp Hitachi plunge router (big bit plus weight good (insert chest beating here)).
I use a Colt for detail work, but am equally comfortable using the 690 (again, sometimes weight adds control) and have a PC laminate trimmer, which rides around in the work van for "I wish I'd brought that" moments.
Several of my routers were bought second hand, at a fraction of the original price. For example, I bought the Hitachi from a reputable pawn shop. The 2-1/2 HP PC was a horse trade item.
The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.
Scraps are a myth.