I'm partial to Bosch tools, so I really want to love this saw. However, there are a couple of issues with the design of this saw I just can't get past. The upper blade guard is too narrow (about 3/4" compared to 1" on my Dewalt CMS) which makes it very difficult to get a blade with a wide kerf on past the arbor nut. I'm using a 7/64" kerf Forrest Chopmaster, and it makes me cringe to drag its carbide teeth across the inside of the upper guard when I put it on or take it off. The alighment procedure for this saw is also a little tedious. You have to un-tighten and tighten a series of nuts and set screws to dial the zero bevel in, and it seems like the saw blade comes just slightly out of square as you tighten the last one, which means you have to repeat the whole process. I also haven't been able to get either 45 degree bevel set reliably. Both of these settings come around a degree out of alignment after moderate use, which is enough to open up a noticeable gap in an outside miter. I've only had the saw a couple of weeks, though, so I'm still getting used to the alignment procedure.
Other than those two issues, the saw is very well made. It comes with two material/crown stops and a hold-down clamp, which most manufactures sell separately. The upfront bevel controls, miter detent override, and 33.9 degree detent pin are also great features.