Good power in the motor. One of only a few companies that offer a rack and pinion fence adjustment system. Once everything is squared to zero, you only have to twist a knob to move the fence and that's waaaaay better than checking both ends of your blade with a tape every single time. Motor is powerful enough for most finish jobs, even hardwoods. Only saw I've used with more power is the Skilsaw worm drive, which also happens to have the best stand. So this saw is great for the money. But I find the 4 leg stand to he annoying as heck and awkward to deploy compared to mechanisms like the gravity rise from Bosch, or the Ridgid and Skilsaw rolling folders with big lawn mower wheels. This dewalt stand has like one inch of ground clearance while rolling, super cumbersome going across a sandy construction site. Most times I actually just pop the saw off the stand and carry both separately to where I want to set up. Completely defeating the purpose of having wheels.
So, in a nutshell, I'd advocate buying the Dewalt saw any day by itself, then mount it on a Ridgid or similar rolling stand.