At last Nikon has launched a lens that should have been available in the D70’s lifetime. This is what the kit lens should have been for the D200. This lens (and hopefully its brethren to come) legitimize the APS-C / DX format. Without this kind of lens, DX can't be taken seriously.
Take a look at the new AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX:
It's great news. There's dozens of people I need to go recommend this to!