I bought my Makita LS1212 about a dozen years ago. Used it HARD for several years, and it's just now starting to show some signs of wear.
Worked with a guy this winter who had the Bosch saw with the double-action hinge for the slide. Took some getting used to, but I may buy one to replace my makita, when the time comes. The controlls for the miter and bevel were more convenient, and the extra width capacity was handy.