I would agree that Rab makes some nice jackets, and Wild things has a good rep so their jacket is most likely nice as well.. but I don't think any of their jackets are hoodless, though the rab drizzle has a roll away hood.
As to the showers pass... I have been using it since Sept... mostly cycling. It's a good quality and designed and cut for a cyclist. I feel like it's too baggy walking around, but it just right when riding a bike. I can certainly use it without swimming in sweat in a decent range of conditions but even with pitzips open, I can't dump as much heat and moisture as I would ideally like. I am comparing shadowpass, dri ducks, and montbell peak + tech tee when working hard. Dri ducks aren't quite as good... but the difference seems small. Still trying to qualify the difference.
My dream is a waterproof jacket that doesn't cause me to sweat excessively between 35-60F when I am working hard such as backpacking with a steady elevation gain, or riding >20mph on flat roads. So far, nothing that has a CFM <10 lets me dump enough heat and moisture. This means that even an unlined windshirts like The Houdini doesn't really work. Of course, if I snow my pace it's not a problem and several jackets would most likely be fine. It's just that I don't want to slow down.
I keep coming back to some sort of soft shell solution where I am not "dry", but I am a comfortable. I find myself being very tempted by the new rab vapour trail lite but the gear fund is close to empty so I need to sell some things before I give it a try.