First, let me thank you all. This forum is so informative.
There appears to be a consensus here that the 24-120mm is unworthy of the Nikon name. I recently paid retail for the lens but the dealer offered me the opportunity to swap it for another without penalty. Nikonians with D1/D100s please advise. I also have the 18-35mm and love it. Of course, I have a serious Jones for the 80-400 VR, but no way to smuggle it past my wife. I love the 24-120mm, but I am no pro. This is the first serious glass I have owned. If my skills improve will the 24-120 let me down. Should I swap it for the 28-105? Other options?