I've taken the tie outs off of all my hammocks, just a preference thing. I still use the shelf on my BB, my head is lower than the items on the shelf(which is now more of a pocket than a shelf)
I guess its true if using winter sock, maybe need for bugnet is obsolete.
But bug net will trap some air and maybe give more range of 'micro climate' using sock and bugnet together. Not speaking from experience. But hopefully after this winter i will be.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubt" -BR-.