Happy New Year horn man,
I have the Rockler top, fence and aluminum plate. I built a base cabinet for the top myself out of MDF. Also, if you have not looked in the outlet section of Rockler's web sit, the basic fence is on clearance for $29.55 right now. So far I am pleased with the top and fence. The top is flat and everything is square. Originally I purchased the aluminum plate (and was pleased with that also) but have sense upgraded the plate to a router lift. The only problem I had, and it was easy to overcome, was the tables router plate size. Rockler uses a 8.25”x11.75” plate. This is perfectly adequate but when I went to a lift, the one that fit my router has a plate size of 9.25”x11.75”. More lifts are in this size or larger it seems than the Rockler size. When I got the lift I just opened the plate area an extra 1” and everything worked. The other item that I would have preferred was a T slot miter track. The one in the top is a standard 3/4” slot but does not have the T slot in it. Perfectly usable, but I prefer a T slot track. The fence works very well and I have had no problems. I'm sure there are better fences out there but this one works well for me and I like it. I would suggest that when you upgrade the router, go to at least a 2.5 hp. with variable speed. The table will allow you to do more with larger bits and you will want to eventually use the bigger bits.