... and went against the grain to get a new body over a new lens. I returned my 80-200 f/2.8 and purchased a D300s with the hope that next year I'll be getting the 70-200 VR. A couple things played into my decision. * Winter is fast approaching. That means I'll be outside less, and my 18-50 and 18-250 Sigma's can cover my needs quite well. * Although the lens was killer, I did miss having VR. * 51 focus points... just wow. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep the D90 or sell it... I guess I'll know for sure in a couple weeks. Right now I'm leaning toward keeping it. Would make a great second body should I ever decide to turn this more into a side job down the road.