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My overall feel for the Vigilante is that it is either very elegant or very rudely designed, depending on whether the core idea of having a class that is actually a set of archetypes for other classes gains traction. I have seen a bunch of classes that tried to do this from 3rd party designers, but I never thought Paizo would go down this route. It is a big hurdle for new players to grasp, but perhaps it raises the glass ceiling for designing classes for experienced players.
Paizo have been making classes that are more and more complex, like the bloodrager, inquisitor, and shaman. In a way this evens the playing field, bringing other classes up to the complexity and versatility of the wizard. But these classes are unlikely to see much use at my table; they are to complex to appeal to my players, and definitely too complex for me to enjoy using as villains.