The laser quit on mine, but with a Freud Diablo blade I have been quite happy with it. So far used it to replace baseboards throughout my house and build my garden shed.
I usually buy tools based on my estimated usage and the cost of them. Then I look for the best bang for my buck. Of course I like to splurge occasionally but for a saw I am going to use 1 weekend a month for the next 3 years, something like this works quite well.
With my cordless circular saw I was able to use and abuse it for 2 years, then when it burnt out replace it with the same unit and it still cost me less than 1 "GOOD" brand.