I've had this lens for some time and it is an excellent lens. You will not be disapointed. It also works well as a portrait lens as someone else has pointed out.
I am assuming this is the non VR version but I have both the Non VR and VR versions of the Micro Nikkor 105mm AF.
And how does the VR version compare to the non VR version? I've heard that the VR just adds confusion to tripod macro photography. I'm wondering if I should spend a bit more and get the VR. Any thoughts?