What got me hangin
What got me up in the air is the issue of weight, comfort, size. I've always been heavily into ultralight gear and a minimalistic outdoor attitude, but I have never been completely comfortable with the idea or just tarping it, not to mention the physical discomforts. While I'm not heavy in any way (bean pole), i also don't have much padding, so for me it was a tent and a pad. Once you take into account that I am also 6'3" (bean pole once again) you get fairly limited on your tent options. You also start to fork out alot of pocket change for any lightweight enough to not have your head smashed up against your tent.
Versatility and Eco friendly are other reasons as well. I like having the ability to more easily pick my campsite. I tend to get better sites with better weather coverage as well. I also like not having to look at all the flattened vegetation left by my tent from the night before.
While I know there are lighter ground systems out there vs. my hammock once you tak into account for my height, there really isn't any difference.
Can't wait to finish my spinnaker hang set.