I can give you some detail to your questions as I am working with Eric on several things hear locally with respect to helping establish a Rocky Mountain presence (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado).
It is really exciting times for Jackson Kayak and I think they are really onto some cool ideas, as well as, let's face some of the most innovative and best designed/built boats in the industry! As you mentioned KenC, EJ knows how to build great boats. He is in control of the whole operation and from what I have seen so far, he is doing some impressive stuff that will only make boating more FUN...
The "smaller person" kayaks you mention Jiberish, are exactly that. The first boat to be released (sometime late 1st Qtr 04) will be for kids. I think this is about the smartest idea to happen to the kayak industry in some time. I don't know about you, but most of my friends stop kayaking due to having kids... This turns the sport into a family affair and allows younger children 40-70 lbs to learn to kayak in a boat that actually fits them and is designed to get them on the right track from day one.
The adult boats will follow early 2nd Qtr 04 and YES a Creeker in the works for mid year (my lifes passion!!!).
I will be working with our retail partners (as they develop) to have these boats for DEMO at the pool sessions as early as possible. Hopefully in Feb but potentially March.
Hope this helps... feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.