Chris... just a few thoughts on bandsaws here..
first, the footprint of a bandsaw is comparatively small when put up against the likes of a tablesaw, jointer, some dust collection systems and even some router tables.
For myself, the number one advantage of a bandsaw is resaw capabilities.. I try to buy most of my wood in 5/4 roughcut. Most of what is use is 3/4" milled. By the time I get the rough cut stock milled out, I'll typically have a good 1/4"+ extra. I'll resaw (when I can) and have a nice little stash of thin stock on hand all the time for this that and the other thing. The nicer stuff I'll use for veneers. I'll resaw the resawn material down to about 1/8".
The bandsaw is great for cutting smaller pieces that you wouldn't normally want to put on the tablesaw for safety reasons.
Its also great for cutting curves. Particually one off's. Nothing a router and template can't accomplish even better but for those without the gear. It'll do just fine.
Downside is you NEVER get a smooth finish. Just the nature of the beast. You can "tweak" the blade to help, but you pretty much can count on sanding, filing, spokeshaving or scrapping the cut piece.
At first, blade changes are cumbersome and time consuming. Nothing like swapping out a tablesaw blade or the bit in a router to be sure. But, you do get used to it and after a while, its no big deal.
Available options are typically abundant to the larger saws of 14" and bigger. Blade type, hook, rake etc. are pretty much available across the spectrum of saws. Jigs and fixtures are pretty much limited to your imagination and what you want to do. Again, limited only by the size of the saw.
Dust collection is better on some than others. My older 12" craftsman sucks at it. Dust just pops out of everywhere *L*...I have read that the newer versions have much improved DC capabilities.
Nice thing is the noise level in most cases is moderate. ..