I have all the1.4G lenses 24/35/50/85
And all the 2.8G zoom lenses 14-24/24-70/70-200
In order favorite to least:
35mm - Pre-ordered day 1. Received December 15ish
85mm - Pre-ordered day 1. Received September 13
24mm - Received August 17
24-70mm (more for convenience)
70-200mm - When the need for the big zoom is there, but haven't used in 2 months.
14-24mm - I used to like this lens a lot, until I got the 24mm. I haven't mounted this lens in months.
50mm - Time to sell it I think. Letting a friend borrow it for the moment.
I admit once the primes started rolling in, the zooms have been neglected. I keep the 35mm on all the time on my D700, and bring the 85mm. I'm pretty much covered with those two lenses.
Tip: Pre-order day 1. I would go with Amazon/JR/Adorama/BH in that order. Try some of the other shops like Robert's or Jacks too. You can pre-order with them.
Pre-order from 2 places if you think you will really want the lens. If one ships, cancel the second. If both ship at the same time, you can easily sell the second one for what you paid + shipping. Trust me, this happened on the 35mm. I could have received more because people were willing to pay 2K for the 35mm, but no point doing that to a fellow Nikon shooter.