I have two F100s. Both with vertical grip. In my opinion The F100 has the best ergonomics among the Nikon film cameras with or without the grip.
The metering is great. Build like a tank. It works with all of my newest lenses too.
I also have an F5. I prefer the F5 when the weight and size are not an issue. The strong AF a big plus for my D lenses. It also has a self checking system. If you will looking for new toy in the future, go with the F5. You will save on gym fee too.