It's a wonderful camera, been using it for years. Metering is always spot on, don't even bother carrying my handheld meter anymore. And although it packs more features than most would ever use, they are all very easy to access - no need to lug around the manual to figure out how to change a setting.
In fact it's so good I'm planning on getting another as a backup should this one ever fail.
I've found the older Maxxum zooms to be superb. The 70-210 f4 is awesome for the price, as is the 28-85 f3.5-4.5, although the Alpha users are snapping them up and inflating the price a bit.
I've no experience with primes or other brands, never felt the need to get more that the two listed above.
The only downside I've found is that most people assume it's d*****l becuase of the large LCD readout on the back...