We can see you are antute person and we welcome you! I feel as you do skill is the way to go..... besides I can't afford all that expensive stuff anyway....gdog said:New boy here. Haven't got a router, still trying to decide what kind. Started watching Bob and Rick and came to believe that skill is much more likely to produce good results than a Whiz Bang router table with micro adjust fence and numerous bells and whistles.
Do some reading, a lot of posts on/for first time router people.