Or does it?
When I joined HF a little over two years ago, 10' hammocks dominated.
Recently, long hammocks have been getting all of the buzz. There's no denying their roominess...I have a couple of eleven footers myself, and like them very much. Some are even going to twelve feet...who knows where it will end?
That said, my go-to winter hammock is a Speer, with a Speer Snugfit quilt. From whoopie to whoopie, it measures 104"...just over eight and a half feet. At six feet and two fifty, I'm no midget, but I find it comfortable. Now, I don't move around much, generally waking in the same place I was when I fell asleep, and restless sleepers no doubt find smaller hammocks confining, but in our rush to embrace The Next New Thing, we should not discount the merits of Speers, GTULs, Nano7s, etc. They are smaller, lighter, more compact, and for some of us, plenty comfortable.