Borrow Lenses just posted a link by Thom Hogan to this very good piece on Nikon's VR.
http://bythom.com/nikon-vr.htm - copied the first paragraph to the article please visit his site for the rest.
Nikon's VR system explained
The first and most important rule of VR is this: never turn VR on unless it's actually needed.
Yes, this rule flies in the face of what most everyone in the world seems to do and what the camera companies imply with their advertising and marketing. The simple fact is that VR is a solution to a problem, and if you don't have that problem using VR can become a problem of its own...
Please to continue reading please go to the link: http://bythom.com/nikon-vr.htm