I paddle both a Villain and Zen. I would say the Remix has more in common with the Zen than the Villain.
The Zen rips up river features like a mini-slalom boat. It handles ferrying / eddies / s-turns / surfing as well as any whitewater boat. It's also in the faster class of boats, and has been successful on many of the whitewater races this season. For me, I love this boat on everything up to class 5-, but above that, I almost wish it had a few more gallons to float me like the Villain.
The Villain has been an awesome boat for me for three seasons. It is awesome on both creeks and big water. Like all Jackson boats, it rolls easy. It boofs well, it's not slow, and it's stable. I feel good in this boat sideways or without paddling. It's big, and it is perfect for overnighters. It's treated me well on the North Fork of the Payette, including at 2010's record flows. As much as I love it, I'm putting it up for sale. I will actually replace it with another Villain as I'm lucky enough to get team price on my boats.
It's in the Boise area, it's yellow, and I'm asking $625 obo. Fair / good condition.