I’ve been using my 18-200VR for months now. I’m very happy with it. Sharp, good color rendition, fast enough, no outward creep (creeps inward when pointed up but doesn’t creep outward when strapped to my neck. It could be faster but it’s already a miracle so I’m realistic about this. Auto focus is overall very nice. Sometimes the autofocus messes up, but I’m not sure what thats coming from. Could just be a low light issue.
Anyway, although I’d like something shorter for carrying around my neck (like an 18-70), this 18-200 really delivers for me. I can’t complain.