Can anyone with the 70-200VRII do me a favor?
Take the lens out, don't mount it on a camera. Just take off the rear cap and "wiggle" or shake the lens back and forth and tell me if you hear a sound or feel something moving around.
Nikon claims this is just the "VR mechanism" moving and it's normal.
(Yep, finally a Nikon related post...:o)