Oh BTW Thermocouple: Love your thread title "HATED it!".
Because it reminds me of the bad results of a friend of mine. One buddy and I had gone on two week long trips with hammocks to the Rockies and Olympics, along with my son and his friend in their traditional tent. And they had a good laugh at my misery in my hammock on my 1st COLD hammock night. When planning the 3rd trip, all of a sudden both of them want to go hammocks. Though we had not tried to influence them even a little bit, I guess they were tired of seeing us look so comfortable lounging around camp and bragging about how well we slept every night.
So any way, my son's friend came to my house to try several hammocks and various insulation in my back yard. Since he was a confirmed side and stomach sleeper, ( he had not told me about his severe claustrophobia yet, big mistake) I thought he might do better with a bridge hammock). But without further consulting me, he ordered the 8 ft long Claytor and a Speer Pea Pod. I was using the same system with a 10 ft long Claytor.
So 1st week of Sept we fly out to the Rockies, and 1st night camp is set up at between 9 and 10 thousand feet. I tuck the 2 new guys in, kind of, tryin to make sure they have things set up right, all looks good. It drops down in the 20s that night. I use my puffy clothing to fill the extra space on top of me with the PeaPod and get by OK. The sun comes up, and I here folks starting to get up. 3 of us are refreshed and slept great and at least adequately warm. But the above mentioned new guy responds to "How'd you sleep?" with "Hate it, hate it, hate it"! Much like the title of your thread. He was mad as a wet hen, and this the 1st day of a week long trip, OH BOY! NOT GOOD!
Turns out he is a severe claustrophobic. And he had not brought enough top insulation to make up for the top gap caused by a hammock with a PeaPod. Or he did not know or think to even use his puffy clothing. So turns out he would close the pod up and be plenty warm, but he could not stand that long due to the claustrophobia and would have to open it up and quickly freeze. He had a miserable night and got no sleep.
He was so mad that he was hard to work with on solving the problem, but we finally got things at least good enough. Even though I know he slept "OK" after that and like every one else he was spending 10 or 12 hours a day in the hammock when counting long after noon naps, he kept complaining about missing sleeping on hos belly in the tent. That has been several years and he has never been in a hammock again.