Ok, I actually own the saw now so at least I can _weigh in_ with some user input. Pun intended.
Please pardon my french..... I have always been one to hold festool to the fire, but some of the critics of the ks 60 are retarded. Its a lightweight saw, dual bevel, 12" crosscut, shadow line saw. I would much rather have 60 degree miters in both directions than that fence moving thing on the metabo. Lets see if its a good tool once people have used it.
This statement is partially not true. It is _not_ a lightweight saw. It is actually quite heavy! The closest competitor is the Metabo KGS 72 Xact without the SYM feature - it is lighter, a whole lot cheaper, has better cut capacity and is more or less the same construction as the Kapex KS60 with dual bevel and no back protrusion when cutting. Then there are same class saws that are considerably lighter than the Metabo. The first negative I experienced with the KS60 is that it is heavier than expected.
60 degree miters is good to have, but how often would you actually use it? I think I have never needed to go past 50 and my old, much lighter Makita does 57, has no dual bevel but better cut capacity at around 5kg/11lbs less. The Makita I carry in one hand easily. Some of my toolboxes are even heavier than the KS60 and I lug them around all the time but I can hold them closer to the body and carry one on each side. The KS60 makes for a very lopsided walk unless you use both hands.
I did own the KS120 but it was too big for me as I worked mostly on site and very seldom needed that cut capacity so for the most part I took the Makita and it did well. The KS60 for me will hopefully be the right size cut capacity and the accuracy I am hoping to get out of it. Weight does bother me a little though.
EDIT: I agree with Timtools that the KS120 was very innovative when it came out. The KS60 does not do much when it comes to upholding that legacy. Shadow line cut has already been done so I don't see the innovation here, really. Metabo would in that case be _more_ innovative with incorporating the SYM feature in a sliding saw. You can also use the SYM feature to go waaaaaaay past 60 degrees.
Conclusion is that I do think the KS60 is overpriced. It may still be a great little cousin to the KS120 although it feels more of a little cousin to the KS88.
Enough ranting, I am actually off to _using_ the KS60 now.