I just got back from a week of backpacking and sleeping in the hammock! Every evening I went to bed with knees aching and tired all over. Every morning I'd wake up rejuvinated without a body ache anywhere. Even after sleeping 10 and 12 hours in the hammock. I can't do that on the ground. Heck, I can't even do that in my bed.
The place to throw gear isn't a biggie with me. It's just different now. With that said, I'm still tweaking my setup. And I've been at this for years.
I tear down pretty quick, but I still hate that it takes me a lot longer to setup than my tent. And I miss playing cards and backgammon in a tent. Something I've not done since starting to hammock. Just something very cozy about playing games and drinking hot chocolate in a tent, rather than under a tarp.
Gotta pick your priorities. A good night's sleep is a priority for me. So I'm staying with my hammock. Your priorities may be different. Go with what you like!
I intend to live forever, or die trying. -- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)