A recently released Nikkor AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED doesn't have VR. It surprises me a lot. I understand that there is little interest in having VR/IS in fast 35mm or 50mm lenses, but here, we are talking about a telephoto lens; while it's very fast, it won't necessarily be used at ƒ/1.4 all the time.
Looking at the list of prime Nikkor lenses, I notice that below 200mm, the only professional lens which has VR is a AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED. The other VR lens, which is for cropped sensor SLRs only, is a macro lens too: AF-S DX Micro 85mm f/3.5G ED VR.
What would be the reason to not include VR/IS in a $2 000 telephoto lens?
My theory is that those professional lenses are made to be extremely reliable and durable in order to be used for decades. VR/IS is probably not mature enough to be that reliable and durable. Is this the reason?