First off - please no commentary on the politics of SawStop. I'm sold on the technology (my wife is also basically insisting) and I am almost certainly going with one of these two options. I currently have a Dewalt DW7491RS that I've enjoyed using, but I'll sell it once I've made my new purchase.
I have an opportunity to buy a still in the box PCS 3HP 52" for $2,400 locally. This is a whole lot of table saw and I don't really 'need' the HP or cabinet saw feature-set, (I didn't need my DF700, either, but now wouldn't be without it). I do see this as a saw I could have for a really, really long time though and it offers a ton of flexibility and an opportunity for me to grow into it and I'd also have an option to add an integrated router table (I currently only have a very rudimentary shop-built router table). I would frankly prefer to have the 36" in my relatively small shop but the 52" is what has presented itself. I'm going to have to have 220 drops done in my shop for it but I've been thinking about buying an 8" Grizzly Jointer and will need it done sometime soon anyway. I'll also need to buy a base for it - probably the ICS base which will bring my all-in cost to $2,700 not including extra cartridges and a dado throat plate.
The other option would be to buy the SawStop Jobsite for $1,400 and then use the extra to buy a TS75 (I already have a TS55) or perhaps the jointer I've been thinking about. I've watched all of the Paulk videos on the saw and it seems like a great option too. I don't anticipate needing to ever do any actual 'jobsite' type work, though, so my use-case is quite a bit different than Ron's
I'm currently a hobbyist woodworker, but have begun to get requests to build simple furniture for friends and acquaintances and can see the beginnings of a very small scale for-profit venture (by for-profit, I mean for-extra $ to buy tools and lumber, who am I kidding, right?) that could lead me to asking more and more from my tools and my shop.
Any thoughts or wisdom you folks might offer is greatly appreciated.