dinsdalw- Good point on the guide nuts or whatever they are. This was a serious flaw in the original outfitting, but it seems they have fixed it and if you buy from a good dealer (thanks 4CRS) they will make sure you don't walk out the shop with a boat that has this problem. As for durability, we all wish new boats would wear like the 2000 Wavesport Y, but they just don't make boats like that anymore, so I have resigned myself to LL's pretty fair warranty policy.
Dustin, the Stomper is a semi-planing hull compared to a Jefe, but not compared to other boats. The extra bit of edge makes the Stomper handle soooo much better than a Jefe. But you are correct that it is definitely not a planing hull boat.
Also one additional point to make on Stomper sizing. If you a a medium sized guy, get the 90. Most of the lukewarm Stomper reviews are from people who weigh 180 and paddle a Stomper 80. If you are +160, get the 90. It is faster and handles really well for a medium sized guy (I am 165 and paddle a 90 and love it).