I completely agree with putting a break on big commercial influance. The one area that I have an opinion about is cottage industry vendors that have been members way before vending and have demonstrated a contribution to the hammock community with their ideas and product development. Although the products they offer are not specifically hammocks they do and have added obvious complimentary attributes for the hammock camper/backpacker. Ultralight backpacking is an idea I think goes hand in hand with the reason many choose to go with a hammock at all. Is there any room for a vendor space for the cottage vendors that happen to be outstanding positive members such as the likes of Luke of Lukesultralight.com?
P.S. Holy **** that was my 2000th post!