Actually I don't like VR or IS or VC simply because I feel that, although useful, it is another thing that will fail in time. And repair cost is not that cheap. With good technique, and the advances in ISO performance, I can mitigate that need for VR for my shooting needs now.
And TS, don't believe the BS ken rockwell say about throwing your tripod away. Tripod is very important. At least, for my shooting needs.