I try to use auto-iso when I'm not too worried about either noise or blur...when I wanted blur I definitely set the ISO lower, and when I wanted to stop action I set it on 3200. Probably what you're seeing in this small set is my taste in photographs. There are photos without blur.
The stabilization is great. Some of those blur shots were done with fairly long exposures (1/3 of a second or even 1/2) with a simple monopod, which is also how I got the high up shot (just set a self time and hoist her up there, try to frame through the LCD, titled down.)
-D is for Doug
No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film. ~Robert Adams, Darkroom & Creative Camera Techniques, May 1995 (I suppose that should now read: "and have a full battery and an empty memory card." Though that sounds so dull.