Originally Posted by goanywhere
Sorry, but the big deal is......?
In the grand scheme of things, there isn't one
The OP offered up what he's doing, and asked for opinions as to what others think or prefer. So as is want to happen, discussion has ensued about the merits of using a simple strap system as opposed to using something more complicated (albeit lighter) like whoopie slings.
It's the hammockforums equivalent of discussing which sports team you like better.
There's no right or wrong answer, just opinion based on personal experience and preference.