My next big purchase is going to be the 70-200 VR2. It's something I have lusted after since I got my first DSLR (It was the VR1 back then). Now that the VR2 has come out, and some issues have risen, I have put off the purchase for a little while. Although I love my 24-70, it just didn't satisfy me. I have been watching the lens on B&H and the price has been dropping weekly (almost daily lately). Does anyone know why it keeps dropping in price? It's almost $100 less than last month. I am skeptical to purchase it if it will keep dropping. Also, for those of you who already own the VR2, are you getting the common issues still such as the dust/particles inside the barrel? I've reached the limit that internet searches and reviews will provide me.