Absolutely agree with going minimalist- but if you are looking for a single tarp to fit all of your needs I would go with something in the middle. I am assuming this is your first tarp that's not from Wally World?
I loved my chinook 9x12 with closable doors as my first upgrade. It was inexpensive and has lasted years. I still use it on occasion! Perfect for opening up on decent days and closing down when it's snowing or too windy.