Yes i understand that ContentView has two views. SimpleControl only has ListView, however surely SimpleControl could be used to simply display one piece of content by doing something like:
IContent oContent = ContentManager.GetContent("/case-study-title.aspx")
And then in InitializeControls just set the values of things such as literals to the metadata from oContent.
The reason im trying to do this is because i have developed a SimpleControl to display Case Studies in a tabbed format using nested repeaters. The page that shows the detail of each case study current uses a contentview, but there is no reason for it to do so because it will never show the listview.
Does that make more sense.