Second, I need a list...
Brian's Short List
The Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation, and Making Stuff - (20090313) Desired based on a recommendation from Tim O'Reilly via Twitter.
Fixed base router and router table - (20090313) Maybe Porter Cable, but I need to pick carefully, and will probably build my own router table.
Benchtop drill press - (20090313) There are too many projects made easy with this, but there's much less need for this than for the router/table combination.