Thanks for the input. That makes sense.
I was wondering about portrait shots with the 200 f/2L. I typically do them with 85/135 (who doesn't?) but I've never done them at 200mm focal length. There is a guy who sometimes does them with his 180 f/3.5L macro lens, and they have sort of an odd look to them, but not in a bad way, sort of unique. Anyways, I suppose DOF is easier to control, and there would be an added "compressed" look. I want to try it out. For sports I LOVE the 200/300mm focal lengths, but never tried it for portraits.