That is why I said, Kit "usually" have junk lens.
N80, N90, 6006, FM2, F2...I actually had 5 cameras to be exact. All of which was purchased through a "Kit" deal.
All of which the extra lens being unused and go on ebay or saved to be resold with the camera.
24-120m lens is good
18-105 lens is good
70-300 lens is okay
the one that come with the kit usually 18-70 or 24-80, "usually" junk.
I don't agree.
the Nikkor 18-70/f3.5-4.5 IF DX is one nice wide-angle zoom lens which gives you an equivalent focal lenght of 27-105mm.
It seems that you're judging lenses on their focal lenght and not on the quality.
I got the D70 with a 28-80mm kit lens and I'm still using it, although it should be crap. and it still is a decent lens. on the other hand, the 18-70 is much nicer.