Ahem... and I qoute.... There's another new hanger in Austin, you might work with him to get a better response if you take my advice.
Ask any three hangers for their opinions about hammocks and you'll get AT LEAST four answers.
Comfortable hammocks are like shoes and ez-boy recliners. You're going to need some experience to know that "perfect fit" but it's always best to start at a place where you can try a few on...
If I were you I'd put a call out on HF for a spring hang as soon as the weather suites you in Texas. There are about 50+ Texans on hammock forums. Tell 'em you'd like to try out their setups so you can buy your first hammock and you may even be able to get one of the guys that has a gazillion "extras" laying around who'll sell it to you for a deal to boot.
If you're going to be all hardcore about it and want your first hammock to be a really good one, that's what you'll need to do. Decide for yourself, from your own experience.
If you're looking for a quick start, they have cheap 'travel' hammocks on the internet that will do just fine until you get experienced enough to have a solid preference of your own.