"Solid introductory router if you tinker a bit."3.5 starson by KiRaShi
Pros: The WRT160N features decent speed and range for its' class, including parental controls and an easy to use setup CD that anyone could follow. Additional perks include a WiFi-Protected-Setup (WPS) Button, and the ability to run custom linux firmware.
Cons: The WRT160N is not a gigabit or dual-band router, and it has had some issues with the signal strength and range. All of Linksys' new 'alien' space-like looking routers have heating issues, and the gloss finish never stays clean.
Summary: The WRT160N is a good started router for anyone who doesn't mind a little bit of easy tinkering from the start. Features I found handy were the WPS button for connecting devices such as Nintendo DS/i's and Wii's, along with the easy to use port forwarding controls and (for running a website at home) the Dynamic DNS update ability. Its' few range and speed problems are easily solved by replacing the stock linksys firmware with something like DD-WRT. The wall mounting holes on the bottom are nice too, as mounting it up off the floor will keep more dust and debris out of the unit. The only dislike I have is its' gloss black finish as it becomes dirty easily, but lots of devices are like that now (Canon Pixma MG6120, or MG5220 anyone?) so it's more of an aesthetic drawback. Overall, the WRT160N is a solid router for ~$60, and packs a performance punch with DD-WRT firmware.