I have the chance to pick up a used example in great shape for around $120.
I've read the opinions and reviews on this site, where this lens seems to get a lot of flack, as well as on Ken Rockwell's site.
Currently I have a T3 body and a kit lens (18-55mm III). I'd like a little more reach than the standard kit lens for when I'm at my kids soccer games, but I am not good enough yet to want to spend the money on a larger telephoto lens with IS. I borrowed my FIL's 75-300mm III USM, but I need IS on the lens for when I'm at the soccer field.
Just wanted some thoughts as to what some more seasoned photographers think of this situation.