This is clearly not it...
I have just returned from RONA. First of all, the whole place has a look of a shop going out of business. Shelves are empty. The lumber lot is empty ("they moved the lumber under cover" - but it was under cover already!). There is hardly any staff (not that when there were they were any use!). Porter Cable saw nowhere to be seen. A direct question pertaining to its appearance in their most recent flyer ("What, *our* flyer?") yielded a reply "None of the stores have it. Maybe in a week."
I recall receiving a similar answer about a router set last fall (in fact I posted about it here). Those routers were supposed to have appeared in October and then in November. They never appeared. The one sad remaining router, a part of a set (no-one knows where the box or the rest of the set is) still graces their shelf. So I am not holding my breath about the saw.
Interestingly, though, Canadian Tire also has Porter Cable stuff in their flyer this week. I have *never* seen PC stuff in our CT store. Looking on-line, they stopped carrying the 13 Amp saw and replaced it with a 15 Amp one of a similar appearance. However, none of the CT stores in Alberta, BC or Ontario that I looked at had it in. I wonder what is going on with Porter Cable?
Back to the specific saw: I spoke to a friendly professional. He agreed that the lower rpm makes the saw more likely to bind and less likely to follow straight line. Furthermore, he was not impressed with the plate on this model.
So, $75 saved!