Well, I doubt anyone can give you an opinion on what you should have or what you need. It does come down to need, want, availability and budget. For the
I'm a weekend warrior that will probably only use it a few times a year.
woodworker, how much money do you want sitting there waiting to be used? These things sell for $100+ to $600 or more. I have a 12" slider that would have been a 12" non-slider if I didn't get a deal and it's also 2nd hand. I am also a homeowner and like having it sitting there but would never have spent $600 for a saw that gets used occasionally.
Start with your budget. Do you have $200-$300-$400 to spend? Can you sell you existing saw? What do you really want for capability?
I'm thinking as long as it will cut a 4x4 at 45 degrees and a 2x10, it would probably fit my needs most of the time.
If this is really your need buy the saw around that.
Once a year, Dewalt sells their dumbed down 12" slider, currently the DWS709 on sale for $350. Should be coming up soon. Maybe you can wait...maybe you can't. It doesn't come with a light or laser but for price, it is a lot of saw. Not really a recommendation, just something to think about.
Have fun with your search.