Congrats, and welcome to the 250 club!
I, too, recommend swapping out the stock suspension. I personally don't care for Whoopies, so I suggest a ring buckle suspension (rings and straps)...but, really, it's all personal preference.
I've never warmed up to the built in stuff sack, either. I prefer either hammock tubes, a Bishop bag or a double-ended stuff sack for packed storage of the hammock. The poles are a pain-in-the-you-know-what...search the Clark section here on the forums for ideas pertaining to those. I modified mine to make them shorter/easier to pack and less likely to lose. One of these days I'll get some pics of them and post 'em up.