We're not big fans of lasers. The Craftsman and Ryobi saws include lasers, and we experimented using them as an aid for lining up the saw and following a line. If you're not an experienced carpenter, you may find this feature helpful. But we wouldn't factor this into the decision when considering one saw over another.
Check out this project on RYOBI Nation - I decided to build this to fill a real need to store the baby's toys out of view so we can actually entertain friends without feeling like we were doing so inside of a daycare. It went fairly easy using a Kreg pocket hole jig, Titebond glue and a couple Ryobi saws and sanders. I chose a plan from Ana White's site. http://www.ana-white.com/2014/03/apothecary-coffee-table
Ryobi 1600W 185mm Circular Saw
Which is the best 10" miter saw for you? We tested 10-in. compound sliding miter saws from Bosch, Makita, Ridgid, Craftsman, Ryobi, DeWalt and Kobalt.
Check out this project on RYOBI Nation - I needed to replace my mailbox. After finishing that task, I ended up with an old mailbox to throw away. I really hate to throw things away. So, I decided to cut it in half and make two bird houses from the two pieces. I used my battery operated Ryobi saw to cut the mailbox in half and my battery operated drill to finish the job. Here are some photos.