I took my Jefe and a friends new Villan out for a side-by-side try on local class IV. The Villan was comfortable and had a corky, secondary stability, like tilting the boat to a point where it felt very stable. I noticed however, that it had even less initial stability than my Jefe, (if you can believe that). Also, it seemed to mush across eddylines, without the snappy feel of crisp turns that the jefe has. I will say that it probably would be easier to just get in and paddle than the jefe, as I have the seat moved all the way forward on the jefe and you really have to drive it.
One thing that bothers me about the villan is that there is a vacuum-formed seat and cheezy, (although better than before) outfitting like all the other Jackson boats, rather than a stout rotomolded seat that you would expect in a creek boat. I'm sure this adds to the lightweight component to jackson boats but I would rather have a stronger seat under my butt.
Overall, its a big step up from the rocker, but other boats out there, (like the Habitat) are just as or more user friendly and perform better.