Heck, I'll bet that's where the term "fast aperture" came from; the fact that one can use a faster shutter speed with a larger lens aperture.
Finally, I feel that Nikon's term "Vibration Reduction" is a more appropriate term for the technology than other manufacturers' term: "Image stabilization". As mentioned, VR is a tripod substitute, nothing more. The shutter speed is still slow.
Of course, we all know it's only a matter of time until Nikon comes out with an "EMR" technology that mimics the selective effect of a higher shutter speed. (Electronic Motion Reconstruction)