Nikon D40 Which zoom lens??
I expect for 55-200VR to sell for just under $200. That makes the 18-135 (best street value I see market at $340) considerably more expensive and also not offering as long a zoom. Plus, honestly, I'm not at a point in my photography hobby, where I can spend $340 on a lens, especially one that overlaps my kit lens by so much.
I'll admit that it is probably a great walking around lens. However, I do expect the 55-200VR to be a better lens than the original 55-200 was....just my thoughts.