Sounds like alot of us started for the same reasons.
About 6-8 months ago I started looking for lightweight tents and pads. This led me to one website after another and eventually found all these crazy people hanging in hammocks
I was always uncomfortable on the ground so I thought about making one mainly because I loved the idea that I could possibly make all the things necessary and not have to pay the high cost of most of the gear. Fast forward to today and now I'm addicted to it all. Love Shugs videos as well as all the posts here. Now the hardest part is finding time to do it all and getting the family involved.
By the way, thanks to everyone that has posted DIY instructions.