I own a previous model of this saw, basically the same thing minus the laser. I've used it for building a deck for a shed, framing walls, trim on a bar, crown molding, and lots of other misc projects over the past year or so.
The blade they come with is junk (should be a given with HF tools). I think the complaints about the miter/bevel being off did not calibrate/zero their saw out. You MUST check your fence, bevel and miter before using the saw. You can zero out the bevel/miter indicator (I checked the manual for this saw and it is in the manual on page 14-15). This only needs to be done every once in a while and only takes a few minutes and a square.
This needs to be done on every saw, regardless of brand so I'm not sure why that would turn people off from them. Even with the slider this saw has stayed true for a long time without any adjustments. I would highly suggest bolting these to your bench or at least clamping them down as they are fairly light and the sliding action can sometimes tip it.
My biggest complaint is the fence isn't very tall and cannot be used to cut tall crown molding up on end. You can lay it flat and find the angles to cut it flat online though.
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