I used to have one on Sony mount, where I think the only difference is the Nikon mount version has a built in motor for AF.
Optically there isn't anything to pick at on it, since most macro lenses are great and this is no expection.
Physically I was not a fan of the significantly extending front section as you focus close, as that increases your chance of hitting something when close to it. The front element is recessed deeply into the lens some way, so in effect it has its own hood and I never used the supplied one which would eat into precious working distance. Of course, the recessed front element in itself eats into the working distance somewhat.
AF is slow, but this translates into great MF handling as you have fine control over that.
Nikon's 105mm was I think the first 1:1 macro lens to include VR which may or may not provide value depending on how you use it.
_________________Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.