I would (and have) paid the extra $100 for the DJ for the fabric alone. I love the fabric they use for the Deep Jungles. Same stuff they use for the Hyperlites, but since it's a double layer, it holds my fat butt nicely.
The side entry was a bonus, but HH is offering that with most, if not all, of their hammocks now. I've used my SS pad with the DJ, but didn't notice any problems. Other than the additional weight, I think the DJ is a great hammock. Easily my favorite of the HH line.