The Villain is an awesome boat. I paddle the S, but suspect the L has the same character. Even though they are big volume they do not really feel like it. As with any boat, once you find the sweet spot for the seat position the boat's performace design comes alive and does the work for you. My initial mistakes were experimenting with the seat too far forward to compensate for that extra bouyancy up front and get on trim. Wrong. Even being a short guy, I found that my correct seat position (without cargo) is closer to the back than the front. The boat is very well designed, faster than most, and super stable.
No risk, no reward. It is not that we have to, it is that we get to. Preparation and education are essential to self-confidence and success. - KV
"If there is no risk there is no adventure."- Bill Briggs