I got a majority of very sharp images at the Udvar Hazy Museum two years ago, but I'd have certainly loved to have had VRII lenses available at the time. I used a lot of rifle techniques, controlling my breating and squeeeeeeeeeeeezing the shutter, and took advantage of rails and walls when I could. I'll take any advantage I can get and will be up in front of the line if and when VRII version of the 24-70mm f2.8 emerges. That is my primary lens, along with a 70-200mm f2.8 VRII which I absolutely love. I find the 14-24mm f2.8 pretty hand holdable, although I can only imagine what being able to hand hold it at 1/2 second at 14mm would allow!
Back in the day, although I pertty quickly saw the uses of an SLR with interchangable lenses, I first questioned why anyone would want internal metering on a camera, then zoom lenses, then auto exposure, and even digital technology. But I'm finally all in today! I'll make the best use I can of whatever I can get my hands on.