I looked a lot of tarps too before I got the Jacks R Better tarp. I wanted one with a lots of space under it. I own a regular MacCat and found out that I liked it but it really seemed to be smalled then the stock tarp that came with my hammock. So I was concerned that the Deluxe would not be much better. They other thin that convinced me was that it is faster to set two states up in the rain then 4 and carrying two stakes is lighter then carrying 4.
I am not saying the MacCat Deluxe is a bad tarp. It may be a great one. I was just scared to make the plunge because I was not impressed with the MacCat regular when comparing it to the stock tarp that my hammock came with.
I would like to hear a report once you get it telling us how you like it.