I'm with you, Mad! The only hammock I have really enjoyed being extra wide is the Safari. And that because it allows me to get far enough into one side so as to completely avoid the center ridge related calf pressure. Plus it allows me to get into some unique fetal positions where I am virtually 90* to the center line of the hammock, in total comfort.
But the hammock that comes in at least in 2nd place to that is my most narrow hammock, the Claytor No Net, at a whopping 48" wide! I can not do that 90* thing, but as far as on my back at a diagonal, with little to no calf pressure or knee extension, or on my side with legs straight or fetal, it is at least equal to any other hammock except that Safari by a small amount. Other than having to be careful about keeping quilts in the hammock, I have never found myself missing the extra width of the other hammocks, it just feels like superfluous material, which is sometimes in my face.
But the big advantage for me is the reason I bought this skinny hammock in the 1st place: I had a suspicion a narrow hammock would work better with a Pea Pod. And boy did that turn out to be correct! With many hammocks the top quilt part of the pod will be lifted from 2 to 6" above my body head to toe. Not really a problem if adding a nice TQ, then you have something much warmer on top than either the quilt of pod used by itself. But with the narrow hammock, the pod lays down in contact with, or almost in contact with my entire body. This allows getting much closer to the 20F bottom rating of the pod on top as well as bottom.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.