This thing is bad a$$. The stand has been re-designed and IMO is ten times better than the old one it used to come with.
My next purchase (soon) will be a sliding compound miter. Just can't decide which one yet. Lots of opinions to read here on CT.
Yeah I just bought the Ridgid miter stand also. You and me now have the same set up. I agree.... I almost needed help getting the damn thing on the cart. But when I opened it up man..... my pants grew a little!:w00t:I just bought mine - 449.00 on HD website, additional 10% off for opening an account (Advanta shut me down so I needed it anyway). 200.00 cheaper than the Dewalt Makita or Bosch and a much simpler and more user-friendly design IMO.
I also picked up the Ridgid mobile miter saw stand for my 12" Dewalt slider, I absolutely love it!! Be careful with your back though as it weighs a ton.