I have a ten ft Dream Hammock Dangerbird and have had a WBBB in the past. I haven't used a XLC. I like the Dangerbird better than the WBBB, but both are very comfortable. I think the XLC is a big enough improvement over the WBBB that if I were choosing between the WBBB and XLC, I'd go for the XLC, even though I'd have to deal with the added length. I'm only 5' 6". At 5' 10" you may be more comfortable with a 11' hammock. You might want to give the Dream Hammocks a look see before you buy.