Never understood why you'd spend that much money on a hammock with a net, and then cut it off.
I totally get doing the mod thing...don't take me wrong. I've had my Explorer modded with 2QZQ's mod #4...and love it.
But if I'd bought the HH and didn't like the lay or feel with the net...I'd have put it up for sale here and made the majority of my money back, and then picked up an ENO or something similar for a much lower price...and take the remaining money and either look at an unattached netting (like the ENO Guardian) or a good tarp.
Don't take me wrong...if Jonesy is happy with his mod, it's all good. But probably not the route I'd have taken.