I knew my wife was hooked after she tried out the BB I got her for her birthday. She got in it and promptly fell asleep. When she woke up she " this is soft and comfortable, can we take it on our next camping trip ? "My wife's attitude was a mixture of loving indulgence and humor until the day I was working on a sock, and needed a crash test dummy to weight the hammock. About 2 minutes in, she sez, "Now I get it. I totally get it."
While I can not claim to have converted anyone, one of my nephews is using a hammock now after I told him about it.
I think most of us hangers march to a different drummer and are not worried about what others think of us (at least I don't).
And aren't hangers in Florida and Louisiana Gator Bites ?