I'm a recent convert to hammocks and I'm not going back to the dirt. I was never happy with the comfort even a Thermarest gave me when on what looked like flat ground, somehow there was always a lump or bump that spoilt my sleep.
I'm still learning and plan on making my own UQ and tarp when I pay a visit to my rents back in the UK (I'm a Brit expat) as my mum is pretty nifty with a thread injector and want her to teach me. I've already sewn loops into my webbing with it when I was back for Xmas so looking forward to that.
This forum is great and is a mine of good tips and many thousands of hours combined hanging experience, great stuff!