>When I got my D200 or D90 I also got an 18-200 DX lens.
Instead of a 18-200, I got a 70-300 VR. Not because it was cheaper, because it was a better lens optically. And it was not in order to move to FX, 70-300 covered the range needed for, among other things, little birds in flight. Now I also have a 70-200, which is definitely not cheaper, it gave me what I needed for poorly illuminated stages.
In the end, one gets what works best for them, glad you are happy with FX and V1. I am not.