Can't speak to current versions of Premiere or Mac gear. That said, I've had no problems capturing 8mm and Hi8 tapes to DV files via firewire (aka: iLink, IEEE-1394, DV) from a GV-D200 using EDIUS Pro NLE. I have device control via firewire from EDIUS Pro. This is with Win 7 using the legacy firewire driver. I was satisfied with the results.
Also, it offers analog video output, both s-video and composite, if you prefer to capture from an analog stream. And it offers device control via LANC as well. Whether or not you have device control will depend on the software you are using and how your hardware is configured. (LANC is Sony pro-consumer oriented device control protocol that was supported by a number linear editing systems, and camcorder remote controls.)
I cannot speak to its capture/image quality compared to the other gear you mentioned.
Can't speak to current versions of Premiere ...
However, I can confirm that Device Control via IEEE-1394 does work for the GV-D200 with Premiere Pro CS5 on Windows 7.