I have used AF 80-200, AFS 80-200, AFS VR 70-200, AFS VRII 70-200, 70-300 VR.
70-300 is a bit lighter than f2.8 lenses, and VR helps a lot.
Speed is acceptable.
Aperture is a bit small but thats given.
I am happy with image quality.
I am lazy guy I prefer VR for telephoto lenses.
I bought mine brand new factory sealed for $2900.