i dunno how many of my fellow nikon shooters use viewNX 2 in their workflow, but this is for those who do: the initial release of ViewNX 2 was terribly slow and quirky. i've kept version 1 around precisely because version 2 was such a letdown. finally, today, i became aware that ViewNX 2, version 2.1.1 has become available from the european nikon site. i downloaded and installed this new version, and i have to admit -- it's pretty nice. performance has speeded up considerably, and while it's still too early for any definitive judgement, it appears much more stable than its predecessor. finally, it appears that the e-mail output function has returned, after having been disabled previously. if you're a ViewNX 2 user, it's definitely worth checking out.