Hi all, just wanted to introduce myself, I'm a 35 year old norwegian interaction designer hooked on lightweight backpacking (can't call it UL just yet). I have a blog : goinglighter.blogspot.com which I started last month. I think it will turn out to be quite gear oriented since I've only written about gear and MYOG so far . The strong gear focus may be typical for the season we're in. I don't do any winter backpacking. I remember reading a wise comment in some forum saying something on the lines of "gear lust is an expression of longing to get out on the trail". I certainly find that is true because when I get out there I don't foucs much on the gear.
Regarding hammocks, I have an HH Expedition which I've tried for an overnighter and on some day trips, and I've ordered a Blackbird today. I think I'll give my HH to my brother who is getting into backpacking. I chose the Blackird because of the double layer for my exped downmat, the shelf and the suspension, plus the footbox.