captainelmo: Yes, I have argued that for a long time. In fact, that was the reason I started this tread. The Tokina and the Sigma have been identified as the only two options now available but neither has equaled a Nikon pro lens and the new Sigma is too big. Nikon makes the 17-55 f2.8 DX pro level lens (roughly equivalent to a about 24mm to 80mm in FX) which sells for $1,400. But they don't make a DX pro level lens roughly equivalent to 70-200mm f2.8. It would be nice for DX shooters to have at least two of the "Holy Trinity" type lenses in DX size.
With the next two DX sensors likely being spectacular 24mp sensors, it really would be nice if Nikon made a DX pro level lens roughly equivalent to the 70-200mm f2.8. We can be hopeful. Nikon just announced an f4 version of the 70-200, presumably for those wanting a lens lighter than the f2.8 version so they are aware of a desire for lightness. Maybe Nikon will see a market opportunity for a fast DX sized medium tele zoom.