You're right ... I have actually built 2 new thinge recently: a router table for 3 concurrent routers, and a workbench. I finished the workbench just a few weeks ago. I learned alot from that process, but I ended up with something that is too small, and doesn't weigh enough. While I could have made a new top for it and reused the legs, the more I looked at and thought about the features of the new fangled bench, the more I realized that was the bench that I can see myself being able to use for all the tasks I can imagine.
I will give it my own flair, with more substantial legs, and possibly a heftier top as well.