Bear in mind that Zeiss Superspeeds were made from 18mm to 85mm. That range has for many years been enough for many people shooting on 35mm film. Wider & longer do have their uses, just not every day.
Yup, that first list of fast 18-85mm Nikkor primes is exactly what I plan on getting, but now I have to calculate for the crop factor, and re-determine my appropriate focal lengths. So, good thing I already have that Nikkor 14mm f/2.8 AF-D (which will crop to a 20mm equivalent), so I have a good wide lens.