I've never paddled one, but it seems to me that boat is going to be great for touring, rec boating, and maybe fishing. You can probably use it in mild whitewater as well. I don't think it would be a great boat if you plan to do primarily whitewater runs.
For the boating that I do these days, it might be great for me. I might see if I can demo one.
The "hatch" looks interesting. It might be a great flatwater/class II overnighter boat.
If you want to get into whitewater boating, you have gotten a lot of great suggestions for boats. You might want to try out an older RPM or Mamba as well because you can get them cheap. I would wait to spend a ton of money on a boat until you get the hang of it and can demo a few to figure out what you really like. You will most likely want a new boat again within a couple of seasons. Definitely find a used boat first. They are all over craigslist.