What struck me about Jillian in watching the season go by was that she was not the confident secure woman I thought she was on Jason's season. She was rather insecure and also enjoyed coming off as rather crass (not the cute hotdog theorist) I think we saw the real Jillian. She needed to hug, kiss etc the guys a lot as it made her feel more secure. She let some pretty good guys go early on, often citing they were too perfect (I think both Jesse and Jake) She often seemed like she didn't think she "measured up" to some of the guys. I think Kip sort of fell into this category.
She kept Wes way too long because she was flattered by his serenades. I think she had to know he wasn't that into her. Ed was the right guy because he is a bit of a goof/drunky silly guy and she liked that. She was hurt when he left but floored that he returned and then he went all in and constantly said he loved her and would propose in the end where the other two guys didn't go all in until basically the last episode.
I do think she and Kip would have faded away in the real world. Not sure about Jilly and Reid and I think he would have been too intense for her. She and Ed seem pretty laid back and love to just have fun and let it all hang out.
Will it end in marriage? I doubt it but I hope it does and they are happy.
Reid could be next bachelor and he will bring an honesty to the show (sort of like Brad but with a guy who is seriously looking for love)
Kip can find a nice girl on his own no worries.
I am glad I didn't get into the bickering this year. I am bummed they cut out the "reunion" shots of Vegas, oh well.
All the best to them all... and sorry still think Wes is slimy