I have the N2000, and it has many features that are convenient, and a metering system that seems quite accurate. The only downsides I see are the lack of a conventional shutter release socket and the fact that, at least on my example, the motorized shutter advance is rather noisy.
the F-301 was my first 35mm camera. It is good enough if you don't need MLU and DOF preview. The fixed standart screen can be an issue, too.
But on the other hand, the bodies are very cheap. They are not very heavy and the batteries last "forever"... winding is just for transport, for respooling you have to use a crank. Loaded with lithium batteries, it is the perfect backup body for Nikon glass!