Welcome to the forum, DW. Sounds like you're where I was last summer. I came across hammock camping while researching light weight backpacking. After watching Shug's intro to hammocks, I had to give it a try. After a bit of DIYing, I hung one night in the backyard and was immediately converted. One of the best things about hanging is how much cleaner it is - no more wet nasty ground sheets to pack up. I also like how much more condusive to LNT hammocks are.
You've come to the right place to learn more. Definitely get to a group hang if you can to see all the different setups. That helped me a lot.