So, after a very considerable time of trying to figure out whether it is worth the money, I couldn’t resist it and made up my mind.
Forget about the third-party lenses. No Tamron, Sigma or Tokina lens for me.
A Nikon it will be for the very first dedicated lens I will own: a macro.

So, I went out, and spent a full 2 years of saving my birthday money on this baby:
A Nikon AF-S VR 105 f/2.8G IF-ED Micro

I’ve got just the next thing to say. It’s awesome. Nothing less. And expensive. 😉
Lest not forget: heavy. It’s quite the beasty there. But I LIKE!