For those of you looking at the 70-200VR you might want to wait. It seems that this much beloved lens produces a horrible vignetting problem when used on D3 or D700. I think there will soon be a flood of used 70-200's popping up for sale and the lowly 80-200 will become the standard (at least until Nikon comes out with an updated one). My prediction?, a great many gently used 70-200's at very good prices.
Who knows, maybe I'll trade my 80-200 AF-D that clunks perfectly in all the right places for a pristine 70-200VR plus cash.
I use my 70-200 with my D3 all the time. The vignetting issue is a non issue. Horrible it is not. When compared to the other things we do during processing our shots, the SLIGHT vignetting is easily fixed in NX in less than a minute. So I don't foresee D3 or D700 owners pitching their 70-200s to go back to the 80-200. Sorry to disappoint you