All the other AF-S f/1.8 Nikkors are among the best consumer grade primes they have made but the 50 isn't up to that standard, unfortunately. The old 6 element in 5 groups 50/1.8 in all its incarnations draws with a nicer character in the finished photo but the autofocus is noisy in the AF and AF D versions.
The only really excellent auto-focus normal from Nikon today is the 58/1.4.
If you can go with manual focus, the field gets bigger since all the fastish normals made after ~1972-1973 are excellent performers, even if the earliest need to be Ai-converted to use on an FX DSLR.
There are third-party normals that perform well and have a solid following, but I have never found one I liked.
My normal on the D700 has been either an AF-S 35/1,8, one of the old radio-active 35/1.4 manual lenses or my Ai'd 50/1.4 S•C from 1973 and the same goes for the D750.