My 2 cents on the plunge
I would suggest a comb set. Buy ½’ as they most all come with a ¼” collect also. You can step down with a ½”, but you are stuck if you buy a ¼” router. If you are doing rails and stiles, then you need the 1/2” any way. I would also consider how the router adjusts and the accuracy of the mechanism. I prefer up/down adjustment opposed to the spin type. Use the standard base in the table and the plunge as your hand held. If you upgrade sometime in the future, the standard motor will fit in a lift and you free up your standard base for hand work. If you buy a plunge the motor will not fit the lifts or you have to buy one for a plunge and they mount to the base, which means you will lose height on your bits. The best I recall there isn’t much of a choice when it comes to lifts for plunge routers. You will need the plunge for mortises or any middle of the work setups. I like the Bosch 1617evs soft start combo. The new one’s come with a handle and are adjustable from the top of the table; they go straight up/down and can be inserted in the base either left or right. You look on e-bay and buy the old ra1160 base cheap to use for now for hand held work off the table if you need it. That will keep you from removing the base from the table. You just drop the motor out for plunge work and never remove your base from the table. If you ever buy a lift, then get one for the 7518 and sleeve it down to the 3 ½” motor size. That way you want be faced with an upgrade if you happen to get totally hooked on woodwork.