My 1st 2 router tables were home made. The 2nd better than the first, but
there was no end to making more parts for it. Some parts were
quick'n'dirty, others time consuming but close to precise.
My 3rd table is a Lee Valley table system (steel table, fence and cross
sled) with all the bonus parts offered during a wood show special. It was
not cheap, but it wasn't more than other vendor systems.
That was 3 years ago. If I have any complaint, it is that (rarely) I find
the size limiting. I find the table and components are accurate, easy to
setup, adjust, clean, and importantly, use. If I had to replace it, I
would buy the same components, but would have to decide about the steel
table vs their new insert plate which would allow me to make a larger table,
but probably stay with their table.
However, most of my work is small parts that easily fit on the table.
For work on big parts, the router leaves the table and goes to the parts.
I like other vendor tables but many of them are wood.
The Lee Valley table has no wood - steel plate table, aluminum fence system,
brass stops and micro adjuster - it can withstand abuse, seasonal humidity
My router is a small one - a PC690. If I had a bigger router, then I might
have had a different experience.