I just won an auction for a barely used (twice) 70-200mm VRII lens as I am trying to sell off most of my lenses and bodies and have much less gear that I will use. My main bodies will be the D300s, D2X, & D90 although full frame is possible in the future but I like the 1.5 crop factor. I plan on picking up a 17-55mm lens and this will be my main lens combination. I was just reading about some of the breathing issues and losing focal length on the newer VRII and was wondering if this is a big factor for all of you who have switched. Should I sell it and get the older version and save money which would be nice? I don't mind spending the extra money if it's worth it but would love advice from the pros here....HELP!!!!!