I can't imagine not having a table saw, it's the tool I use more than anything else. I have 2, a little Makita, and my big brute, a late '50's Sears Craftsman that was my Dad's, best silly saw I have ever owned.
As much as I would like to say go for the Craftsman, I have to confess, I think the quality of their newer saws has really gone down hill. I used to have a "modern" Craftsman tablesaw, 10", 2.5 hp, and I was really unhappy with it. It was hard to get setup to be precise, and it would not stay set for long.
I have not shopped for a tablesaw in a very long time so I'm out of touch with what's out there new and is really good, but I will say this, my silly little Makita is one impressive little saw, very precise and it stays that way.
Just be careful you don't get too focused on price, there is nothing more frustrating than buying a new tool, then after using it a few times come to realize you really should have spent a bit more and gotten a better one. One think to consider, is how long you plan to own it, and how much you will use it. If it's something you plan to use for a long time, a couple hundred more now might seem like a lot, but think about how little that will be amortized out over say 20-years.
Best of luck, keep us posted on what you decide.
Makin sawdust is my name for hangin out in my woodshop