Both Bosch tables are a bit on the small side, the 1171 the worst of the 2. The 1171 also has a quirk in that the bit opening on the table is 3 5/8" but the fence only opens 3 3/16" which wouldn't allow a panel raiser or 1 1/2" roundover. I personally would also like to have my router in the open where it is easier to get to. Don is correct that a flat sheet of panel and a 2 x 4 with a notch cut out works well enough and quite a few of us have used that setup at some point.
My personal opinion is that you can do better by making a table and for a lot less money. I made one for my son last summer for $5 out of re-purposed materials and there are photos in my uploads as well as pics of home made sliding face fences. There is nothing magical about router tables. As Don said they are just a flat work surface.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.