Wow, Charlie laid it out nicely. I think you're going to be happy with your saw. Since you're getting started, I've attached a pdf of the things and lessons that helped me accelerate my learning curve. Hopefully it will help you avoid some of my expensive mistakes. One of them is buying gadgets that may even be nice, but with the table saw and a good fence, many of those gadgets are really unnecessary.
I have a thing about breathing sawdust, and that saw tosses sawdust all over the place. I found a cloth bag that included snaps. You attached the male side onto the saw. It catches the sawdust from under the saw. It also fills up pretty fast, so you check it often. Since you're starting the hobby, you might keep your eye out for a large shop vac. It will attach to many of your future tools. If you want a simple but surprisingly effective dust collection (DC) setup, you can get a Dust Deputy cyclone device that separates most of the sawdust and nails and chips and drops it into a drum or large bucket. Here's a picture. The bucket will save a small fortune in filters for the shop vac., which without the dhip separator, fills with sawdust in minutes. You'll probably use this for a long time.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.