+1 on hands never stay dry in prolonged rain. One approach which can help is to wear thin gloves with a pair of waterproof mitts over the top, which can be whipped off easily when more dexterity is required. I use the Terra Nova Tuff Bags for this.
I prefer the Villain, chiefly because I find it much more comfortable sack to carry. The Crux packs just never seem to sit well on my back when I've borrowed one or tried one in a shop — but this might not be true for others, of course. I also like the storage options on the OMM pack better.