As the self-appointed historian of bridge hammockry I'll bring to the public's attention that key distinctives of Ed's hammock popped first with contributions by two he doesn't know to list 'cause those contributions are buried way back in the avalanche of DIY bridge hammock postings in the first couple of years.
WalkingBear gets my nod for introducing the idea of recessing the spreader bars, so as to get the spread of the bar closer to the body parts that need it. Turkeyboy gets my nod for the idea of extending the body out along the suspension triangle, making some storage space and (he argued) making it easier to put on endcaps.
That said, Ed has taken good ideas from his own noggin and those of others and cranked them up to 11 in application.
One of the points he made resonants in particular with my experience. My last few bridge hammocks have had recessed spreader bars (typically 6' apart) which has allowed the distance between tops of the suspension triangles to be just under 10'. This means (1) I'm less limited in site selection, and (2) it fits completely under all my tarps.