hmmm... maybwe it is just because my HH already has a ridgeline and I like to have someplace over head to stash my smelly socks, but I haven't seen any realy attempts to intimidate. I am not going to intentionally cut my ridgeline, but it is frankly nice to know that if it breaks I have not lost all structural integrity of my hammock. so I guess I am interested in both aspects of the question and finding information on both.
As far as making one of my own and so having to make that decision... My wife would pitch a hissy that would make the dialog here seem absolutely genteel.
But then as a newbie I guess I just don't know which issues are worth getting bent out of shape over.